Wóden
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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Wóden
es; m. Woden, one of the Teutonic deities. Among the Roman gods Mercury seems to have been thought most nearly to correspond, and Wóden is rendered by Mercurius, e. g. Wóden Mercurium, Wrt. Voc. ii. 114, 4. Cf. Saga mé hwá ǽrost bócstafas sette. Ic ðé secge, Mercurius se gygand, Salm. Kmbl. p. 192, 7: 200, 24. The name is of rare occurrence in the literature Wóden worhte weós, wuldor alwalda rúme roderas, Exon. Th. 341, 28; Gn. Ex. 133. Wyrm com snícan, tóslát hé man ; ðá genam Woden viiii. wuldortánas, slóh ðá ða næddran, ðæt heó on viiii tófleáh, Lchdm. iii. 34, 23. ¶ Woden is found in most of the genealogies of the old English royal families :-- Ðæs (Wihta) fæder wæs Wóden nemned, of ðæs strýnde monigra mǽgþa cyningcynn fruman lǽdde, Bd. I. 15; S. 483, 30. Fram ðan Wódne áwóc eall úre cynecynn, and Súðan-Hymbra eác. Chr. 449; Erl. 13, 20: 547; Erl. 16, 13: 560; Erl. 16, 32: 855; Erl. 70, 9. See Grimm's Teutonic Mythology, Stallybrass's translation, vol. i. p. 163, vol. iv. pp. 1709 sqq. ¶ the word is found in place-names, e. g. Wódnes beorg, Wodnes den, Wódnes díc, Cod. Dip. Kmbl. vi. 355. See also Wódnes-dæg. [We (the Saxons) habbeð godes gode . . . þe þridde næhte Woden . . . Woden hende þa næhste laȝe, Laym. 13897-13921. O. L. Ger. Wódan: O. H. Ger. Wuotan: Icel. Óðinn.] v. Óðen.
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