Other Word Forms of Odd
Origin of Odd
From Middle English od, odde (“odd, single"), from Old Norse oddi (“third or additional number, triangle"), from oddr (“point of a weapon"), from Proto-Germanic *uzdaz (“point"), from Proto-Indo-European *wes- (“to stick, prick, pierce, sting") + Proto-Indo-European *dÊ°e- (“to set, place"). Cognate with Icelandic oddi (“triangle, point of land, odd number"), Swedish udd (“a point"), Old English ord (“a point"). More at ord.
Middle English odde from Old Norse oddi point of land, triangle, odd number
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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