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Asgard

[ahs-gahrd, as-]
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noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. the home of the Aesir and location of Valhalla and the palaces of the individual gods: connected with the earth by the rainbow bridge, Bifrost.
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Origin of Asgard

< Old Norse Āsgarthr, equivalent to ās god (cognate with Old English ōs) + garthr yard; see garth
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  • Then the goats took the two sons of Woden back to their home in Asgard.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • The other gods that lived in Asgard knew that Baldur was safe from all harm.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • Not for nothing does a Frost Giant stand within the walls of Asgard.

    Told by the Northmen:

    E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton

  • Well had it been said that Loki was at the bottom of all the misfortunes that ever befell in Asgard.

    Told by the Northmen:

    E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton

  • And this is how the Apples of Youth were once very nearly lost to Asgard.

    Told by the Northmen:

    E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton


British Dictionary definitions for asgard

Asgard

Asgarth (ˈæsɡɑːθ)

noun
  1. Norse myth the dwelling place of the principal gods, the Aesir
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Word Origin and History for asgard

Asgard

n.

home of the gods in Norse religion, from Old Norse ass "god," from Proto-Germanic *ansu- (cf. Old High German ansi, Old English os, Gothic ans "god"), from PIE *ansu- "spirit" (cf. first element in Ahura Mazda, from Avestan) + Old Norse garðr "enclosure, yard, garden" (see yard (n.1)).

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