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Dis

Dis

WordNet



noun


(1)   God of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Pluto
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. diss, disrespect


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Noun



  1. Any of a group of minor female deities in Scandinavian folklore.
    • 1851: In Norway the Dîsir appear to have been held in great veneration. — Benjamin Thorpe, Northern Mythology (E Lumley 1851, p. 116)
    • 1993: A number of places in Norway and Sweden were also named after the Disir — Hilda Ellis Davidson, The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe (Routledge 1993, p. 113)
    • 1997: Bard had prepared a feast for him, because a sacrifice was being made to the disir. — ‘Egil's Saga’, tr. Bernard Scudder, The Sagas of Icelanders (Penguin 2001, p. 67)