- the outer world, or realm of giants; Utgard.
Also Jo·tunn·heim, Jö·tun·heim, Jö·tunn·heim [yœ-too n-heym] /ˈyœ tʊnˌheɪm/.
Origin of Jotunheim
< Old Norse, equivalent to jǫtunn giant + heimr world, home
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Examples from the Web for jotunheim
In twelve hours a reply came back from the Jotunheim in Norway.The World Peril of 1910
He is one of the giants, and he still watches his fountain in far-off Jotunheim.The Story of Siegfried
They lived in Jotunheim, the land of frost and darkness, and their hearts were evil.
Then they sent to Jotunheim after the giantess whose name is Hyrrokken.
Odin said that he would wager his head that so good a horse could not be found in Jotunheim.
- Norse myth the home of the giants in the northeast of Asgard
from Old Norse, from jötunn giant + heimr world, home
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