Dictionary.com

Valhalla

[ val-hal-uh, vahl-hah-luh ]
/ vælˈhæl ə, vɑlˈhɑ lə /
Save This Word!

noun Scandinavian Mythology.
the hall of Odin into which the souls of heroes slain in battle and others who have died bravely are received.
QUIZ
TEST YOUR MERIT ON THESE NEW WORDS IN 2021
The Dictionary added new words and definition to our vast collection, and we want to see how well-versed you are in the formally recognized new lingo. Take the quiz!
Question 1 of 8
What does JEDI stand for?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also Val·hall [val-hal, val-hal], /vælˈhæl, ˈvæl hæl/, Walhalla, Walhall.

Origin of Valhalla

1760–70; Latinized form of Old Norse Valhǫll, equivalent to val(r) the slain in battle, slaughter (cognate with Old English wæl) + hǫllhall
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use Valhalla in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Valhalla

Valhalla

Walhalla, Valhall (vælˈhæl, ˈvælhæl) or Walhall

/ (vælˈhælə) /

noun
Norse myth the great hall of Odin where warriors who die as heroes in battle dwell eternally

Word Origin for Valhalla

C18: from Old Norse, from valr slain warriors + höll hall
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for Valhalla

Valhalla
[ (val-hal-uh) ]

In Norse mythology, a dwelling in Asgard, the Norse heaven, reserved for the souls of those who died heroic deaths.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK