völva

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See also: volva, vǫlva, and vølva

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From Old Norse vǫlva (völva in modern Icelandic).

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völva (plural völvas)

  1. in Old Norse society, a female practitioner of magic divination and prophecy
  2. (by extension) any prophetess, sooth-sayer, or witch

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vǫlva (prophetess).

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völva f (genitive singular völvu, nominative plural völvur)

  1. völva; prophetess

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