Heimdall

[ heym-dahl ]
/ ˈheɪmˌdɑl /

noun Scandinavian Mythology.

the god of dawn and light.

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Also Heim·dal, Heim·dallr [heym-dahl-er] /ˈheɪmˌdɑl ər/.

Origin of Heimdall

< Old Norse Heimdallr, equivalent to heim(r) home, world + dallr, perhaps cognate with Old English deall bold, renowned
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Heimdall

Heimdal Heimdallr (ˈheɪmˌdɑːlə)

/ (ˈheɪmˌdɑːl) /

noun

Norse myth the god of light and the dawn, and the guardian of the rainbow bridge Bifrost
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