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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. 2017.
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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


(Norse myth) the home of the giants in the northeast of Asgard
Word Origin
from Old Norse, from jötunn giant + heimr world, home
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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