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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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  • 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

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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