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Ithunn

or Ithun

[ee-th oo n] /ˈi ðʊn/
noun
1.
Idun.

Idun

or Ithun, Ithunn

[ee-th oo n] /ˈi ðʊn/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
1.
a goddess, keeper of the apples of youth and wife of Bragi; abducted by the giant Thjazi, from whom she was rescued.
Origin of Idun
< Old Norse Ithunn; perhaps derivative of ith deed, feat
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  • The Bolide; she and the Enterprise had made a raid on Ithunn.

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British Dictionary definitions for Ithunn

Ithunn

/ˈiːðʊn/
noun
1.
a variant of Idun

Idun

/ˈiːdʊn/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) the goddess of spring who guarded the apples that kept the gods eternally young; wife of Bragi
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