(whence Icelandic Óðinn, English Oden), akin to Old High German Wodan and Old English Wōden. From Proto-Germanic *Wōdanaz, derived from Proto-Germanic *wōdaz ("rage, manic inspiration, furor poeticus"), from Proto-Indo-European *weh₂t- ("to be excited"). Compare Old Norse óðr ("rage") and Dutch woede ("rage") and woeden, Latin vātēs. Related to English wode.
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