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Audhumla

[oud-hoo m-lah, -huhm-]
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noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. a cow, owned by Ymir and born like him from drops of the melting primeval ice: its licking of a mass of salty ice exposed the first god, Buri.
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Also Aud·hum·bla [oud-hoo m-blah, -lah, -huhm-] /ˈaʊd hʊm blɑ, -lɑ, -hʌm-/.

Origin of Audhumla

< Old Norse Authum(b)la, equivalent to auth(r) wealth + humla a polled cow
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  • "Nobody's going to be sticky about what happened on Audhumla," he told Trask.

    Space Viking

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Who tipped Dunnan off that the Victrix would be on Audhumla?

    Space Viking

    Henry Beam Piper

  • But he knew that if he did this, Audhumla would feed him no more with her milk.

  • By-and-by a giant came out of the dark north, and lay down upon the ice near Audhumla.

  • For a moment, he thought she had been destroyed, then she lurched into sight and went around the curvature of Audhumla.

    Space Viking

    Henry Beam Piper