Wodan

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old High German Wōdan, from Proto-Germanic *Wōdanaz. Cognate with English Woden, German Wotan, and Scandinavian Odin. The native Dutch Woen is rare as a simplex, but preserved in compounds like woensdag and toponyms like Woensdrecht.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋoː.dɑn/
  • Hyphenation: Wo‧dan

Proper noun[edit]

Wodan m

  1. The Germanic chief god, Wotan, Odin or Woden

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Old High German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Proto-Germanic *Wōdanaz.

Proper noun[edit]

Wōdan m

  1. the supreme deity, related to the Scandinavian god Odin
    • 6th or 7th century, Nordendorf Fibula:
      ᛚᛟᚷᚨᚦᛟᚱᛖ
      ᚹᛟᛞᚨᚾ
      ᚹᛁᚷᛁᚦᛟᚾᚨᚱ
      logaþore
      wodan
      wigiþonar
      Sorcerers (?)
      Wodan
      Battle-Donar (?)
    • 9th century, Second Merseburg charm, line 5:
      phol ende uuodan / uuorun zi holza.
      Phol and Wodan were riding to the woods.