• An odd number.
  • Something left over, not forming part of a set.


  • From Middle English od, odde, from Old Norse oddi ("odd, third or additional number; triangle"), from oddr, from Proto-Germanic *uzdaz ("point"), from Proto-Indo-European *wes- ("to stick, prick, pierce, sting") + Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- ("to set, place"). Cognate to Icelandic oddi ("triangle, point of land, odd number"), Swedish udda ("odd"), udd, Danish od ("point of weapon”") and odde, Norwegian Bokmål odde ("a point”, “odd”, “peculiar"); related to Old English ord ("a point"). ord .

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