EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Scandinavian Mythology the home of the Aesir and location of Valhalla and the palaces of the individual gods: connected with the earth by the rainbow bridge, Bifrost. Origin of Asgard
Old Norse Āsgarthr,
god (cognate with
Old English ōs
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Then the goats took the two sons of Woden back to their home in
The other gods that lived in
Asgard knew that Baldur was safe from all harm.
Well had it been said that Loki was at the bottom of all the misfortunes that ever befell in
Not for nothing does a Frost Giant stand within the walls of
And this is how the Apples of Youth were once very nearly lost to
Asgard. British Dictionary definitions for asgard noun Norse myth the dwelling place of the principal gods, the Aesir
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Word Origin and History for asgard n.
home of the gods in Norse religion, from Old Norse
ass "god," from Proto-Germanic *ansu- (cf. Old High German ansi, Old English os, Gothic ans "god"), from PIE *ansu- "spirit" (cf. first element in Ahura Mazda, from Avestan) + Old Norse garðr "enclosure, yard, garden" (see yard (n.1)).
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