Asgard

[ ahs-gahrd, as- ]
/ ˈɑs gɑrd, ˈæs- /
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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, equivalent to ās god (cognate with Old English ōs) + garthr yard; see garth

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Asgard

Asgarth (ˈæsɡɑːθ)

/ (ˈæsɡɑːd) /

noun

Norse myth the dwelling place of the principal gods, the Aesir
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Word Origin and History for asgard

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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