[ niv-uh l-heym ]
/ ˈnɪv əlˌheɪm /

noun Scandinavian Mythology.

a place of eternal cold, darkness, and fog, ruled over by Hel: abode of those who die of illness or old age.

Origin of Niflheim

< Old Norse Niflheimr, equivalent to nifl- (cognate with Old English nifol darkness, Old High German nebal mist, cloud, Latin nebula (see nebula)) + heimr world, home Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for niflheim

/ (ˈnɪvəlˌheɪm) /


Norse myth the abode of the dead

Word Origin for Niflheim

Old Norse, literally: mist home
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