or Yg·dra·sil

[ ig-druh-sil, yg- ]
/ ˈɪg drə sɪl, ˈüg- /

noun Scandinavian Mythology.

an evergreen ash tree, the three roots of which bind together Asgard, Midgard, and Niflheim.

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Ygdrasil or Igdrasil

/ (ˈɪɡdrəsɪl) /


Norse myth the ash tree that was thought to overshadow the whole world, binding together earth, heaven, and hell with its roots and branches

Word Origin for Yggdrasil

Old Norse (probably meaning: Uggr's horse), from Uggr a name of Odin, from yggr, uggr frightful + drasill horse, of obscure origin
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