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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
Norn was also a
dialect word in Shetland and the Orkney Islands (an obsolete
With warm greetings