Bifrost

[biv-rost]

Origin of Bifrost

< Old Norse Bifrǫst, equivalent to bif- (root of bifa, cognate with Old English bifian to shake) + rǫst, cognate with Old High German rasta stretch of road
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Bifrost

noun
  1. Norse myth the rainbow bridge of the gods from their realm Asgard to earth

Word Origin for Bifrost

from Icelandic, from bifa to shake + rost path
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