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[yaw-too n-heym]
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. the outer world, or realm of giants; Utgard.
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Also Jo·tunn·heim, Jö·tun·heim, Jö·tunn·heim [yœ-too n-heym] /ˈyœ tʊnˌheɪm/.

Origin of Jotunheim

< Old Norse, equivalent to jǫtunn giant + heimr world, home
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Examples from the Web for jotunheim

Historical Examples

  • In twelve hours a reply came back from the Jotunheim in Norway.

    The World Peril of 1910

    George Griffith

  • He is one of the giants, and he still watches his fountain in far-off Jotunheim.

  • They lived in Jotunheim, the land of frost and darkness, and their hearts were evil.

  • Then they sent to Jotunheim after the giantess whose name is Hyrrokken.

  • Odin said that he would wager his head that so good a horse could not be found in Jotunheim.

British Dictionary definitions for jotunheim



  1. Norse myth the home of the giants in the northeast of Asgard
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Word Origin

from Old Norse, from jötunn giant + heimr world, home
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