[ mid-gahrd ]
/ ˈmɪd gɑrd /

noun Scandinavian Mythology.

the middle earth, home of men, lying between Niflheim and Muspelheim, formed from the body of Ymir.

Origin of Midgard

< Old Norse mithgarthr, cognate with Old English middangeard the earth, the abode of men. See mid-, yard2
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Midgarth (ˈmɪdɡɑːð) or Mithgarthr (ˈmɪðɡɑːðə)

/ (ˈmɪdɡɑːd) /


Norse myth the dwelling place of mankind, formed from the body of the giant Ymir and linked by the bridge Bifrost to Asgard, home of the gods

Word Origin for Midgard

C19: from Old Norse mithgarthr; see mid 1, yard ²
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