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Jotunheim

[yaw-too n-heym] /ˈyɔ tʊnˌheɪm/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
1.
the outer world, or realm of giants; Utgard.
Also, Jotunnheim, Jötunheim, Jötunnheim
[yœ-too n-heym] /ˈyœ tʊnˌheɪm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of Jotunheim
< Old Norse, equivalent to jǫtunn giant + heimr world, home
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  • So off they dashed to Jotunheim, where Thrym was waiting and longing for his beautiful bride.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • He is one of the giants, and he still watches his fountain in far-off Jotunheim.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • Jotunheim itself lay there up north, breathing an icy-blue cold out over the world.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • Then they sent to Jotunheim after the giantess whose name is Hyrrokken.

  • So perished Geirrd and his children, one of the wickedest families of giants that ever lived in Jotunheim.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • Odin said that he would wager his head that so good a horse could not be found in Jotunheim.

  • He got the falcon-guise, flew north into Jotunheim, and came one day to the giant Thjasse.

  • "Send to Jotunheim for Hyrroken," he said at last; and a messenger was soon flying for that mighty giantess.

  • Know me to be of women lewdest, if with thee I drive to Jotunheim.

  • He raged like a madman, and threatened to pick up Valhalla like a toy house and carry it home with him to Jotunheim.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
British Dictionary definitions for Jotunheim

Jotunheim

/ˈjɔːtʊnˌheɪm/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) the home of the giants in the northeast of Asgard
Word Origin
from Old Norse, from jötunn giant + heimr world, home
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