völva

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See also: volva, vǫlva, and vølva

English[edit]

Engraving showing two völvas.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vǫlva (völva in modern Icelandic).

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Noun[edit]

völva (plural völvas)

  1. (historical) 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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Noun[edit]

völva f (genitive singular völvu, nominative plural völvur)

  1. völva; prophetess

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Portuguese[edit]

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Noun[edit]

völva f (plural völvas)

  1. völva (Old Norse prophetess)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vǫlva.

Noun[edit]

völva c

  1. völva (a prophetess)

Declension[edit]

Declension of völva 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative völva völvan völvor völvorna
Genitive völvas völvans völvors völvornas

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