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[yaw-too n-heym] /ˈyɔ tʊnˌheɪm/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
the outer world, or realm of giants; Utgard.
Also, Jotunnheim, Jötunheim, Jötunnheim
[yœ-too n-heym] /ˈyœ tʊnˌheɪm/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Jotunheim
< Old Norse, equivalent to jǫtunn giant + heimr world, home Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Jotunheim
Historical Examples
  • In twelve hours a reply came back from the Jotunheim in Norway.

    The World Peril of 1910 George Griffith
  • He is one of the giants, and he still watches his fountain in far-off Jotunheim.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • 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.

  • Then Hrungner went his way, and hastened with all his might back to Jotunheim.

  • An old woman (old age) with whom Thor wrestled in Jotunheim.

  • A person (Thought) who ran a race with Thjalfe, in Jotunheim.

  • A giant who tried his strength at eating with Loke in Jotunheim.

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

British Dictionary definitions for Jotunheim


(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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