Vanir

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse Vanir.

Proper noun[edit]

Vanir

  1. The principal deities, as a group, of the Norse pantheon that represent chaos, fertility, and cultivation; opponents of the Æsir.
  2. Members of the Swedish royal family whose ancestry is traditionally traced to one of the Vanir deities.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown etymology. Maybe from the Proto-Indo-European *wen- (to strive).

Proper noun[edit]

Vanir m pl

  1. the principal deities, as a group, of the Norse pantheon that represent chaos, fertility, and cultivation; opponents of the Æsir.
  2. members of the Swedish royal family whose ancestry is traditionally traced to one of the Vanir deities.

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