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Mjolnir

[myawl-nir] /ˈmyɔl nɪr/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
1.
the hammer of Thor, used as a weapon against the Jotuns, heard as thunder by humans.
Origin of Mjolnir
< Old Norse Mjǫllnir, akin to OCS mlĭniji, Russian mólniya, OPruss mealde lightning, Latvian milna hammer of the thunder god
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  • He is the patron of countrymen, slow of speech and wit, if quick to strike with his hammer Mjolnir.

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