Valhalla

[ val-hal-uh, vahl-hah-luh ]
/ vælˈhæl ə, vɑlˈhɑ lə /

noun Scandinavian Mythology.

the hall of Odin into which the souls of heroes slain in battle and others who have died bravely are received.
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) + hǫll hall
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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
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Culture 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.

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