[ bawl-der ]
/ ˈbɔl dər /
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
a god, a son of Odin and Frigg and the twin brother of Hod, by whom he was killed.
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Origin of Balder
<Old Norse Baldr, cognate with Old English bealdor prince, lord; perhaps akin to Old Norse baldr brave
Words nearby Balder
, bald cypress
, bald eagle
, bald-faced hornet
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How to use Balder in a sentence
But then, most likely thou wilt pity Balder, And with a hot, a precious tear bedew him!
Who knoweth but she merely has dissembled, And shown a fictious flame to prove thee, Balder!
Only for thee doth Balder sigh: My sad heart would a heaven disdain Which through dishonour it must gain.
Like Balder, Glooskap is a sun-god, as is well proved by the circumstance that when he dies he does not fail to revive.
British Dictionary definitions for Balder
Norse myth a god, son of Odin and Frigg, noted for his beauty and sweet nature. He was killed by a bough of mistletoe thrown by the blind god Höd, misled by the malicious Loki
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