Wotan etymology


German word Wotan comes from Proto-Germanic *wōdaz, Proto-Germanic *Wātónos

Etymology of Wotan

Detailed word origin of Wotan

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*wōdaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Anger; fury. Agitated; furious; angry. Excited; energised; spirited; frenzied; obsessed.
*Wātónos Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*Wōdanaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Woden or Odin, the Germanic supreme god. Identified in later times with the Roman god Mercury.
Wotan German (de) A male given name.. Odin, a deity of the old Germanic religion, and of modern German reconstructions of this religion.