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Gjallar-horn

[yahl-lahr-hawrn]
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noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. Heimdall's horn, used to warn the gods of Ragnarok.

Origin of Gjallar-horn

< Old Norse, equivalent to gjallar, genitive singular of gjǫll noise, din (Compare gjalla to resound loudly, scream; cognate with Old English g(i)ellan to yell) + horn horn
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Historical Examples

  • He is full of wisdom, for he drinks from the well with the Gjallar-horn.

    The Younger Edda

    Snorre

  • He has a horn called the Gjallar-horn, which is heard throughout the universe.