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Hear is a footnote to Carolyn Kunin at al. regarding Norns, etc.
"Norn" is not "lost" in England. There was, in Norse legend, an original single Norn, a giant, sinister demigoddess also known as "Wyrd." She multiplied into three, named Urth, Verthandi and Skuld, specializing, respectively, in the past, present, and future (hence the Weird Sisters in Macbeth).
Norn was also a dialect word in Shetland and the Orkney Islands (an obsolete usage).
With warm greetings to all,