One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An unpleasant or evil thing or creature supposedly sent by someone with paranormal or magical powers to warn, punish, or take revenge on a person.
- ‘She wasn't even remotely interested in pursuing the religious angle, since it didn't, in her mind, have much of anything to do with Faye Porr's visions or sendings or whatever you wanted to call them.’
- ‘I felt a faint tickle in my brain that warned me of a sending.’
Mid 19th century: from Old Norse.
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