- the rainbow bridge of the gods from Asgard to earth.
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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Examples from the Web for bifrost
He lives in the stronghold of Himinsbiorg at the end of Bifrost.
The asas ride hither every day over Bifrost, which is also called Asa-bridge.
Bifrost, which was the name of the bridge, was the only path which led from Asgard to the earth.Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children
Flora J. Cooke
The frost-giants and the mountain-giants would go up to heaven if Bifrost were passable for all who desired to go there.
His horse is called Gulltopp, and he dwells in Himinbjorg at the end of Bifrost.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson
Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
- Norse myth the rainbow bridge of the gods from their realm Asgard to earth
from Icelandic, from bifa to shake + rost path
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