[ ig-druh-sil, yg- ]
/ ˈɪg drə sɪl, ˈüg- /
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noun Scandinavian Mythology.
an evergreen ash tree, the three roots of which bind together Asgard, Midgard, and Niflheim.
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How to use Yggdrasil in a sentence
The poem further mentions how the three Norns resided underneath Yggdrasil,the cosmic tree that holds the universe and its realms.20 Fascinating Creatures of Norse Mythology|Dattatreya Mandal|November 2, 2022|Realm of History
Hel, who dwelt under one of the three roots of the sacred ash Yggdrasil, was the daughter of the wicked Loki.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
A wonderful tree, named “Yggdrasil,” connected all the worlds.
A still grander mythical synthesis was the representation of the whole world under the form of the sacred ash tree Yggdrasil.
The Norns, three sisters, also lived at the roots of Yggdrasil, and were careful to see that it was watered every day.
She was a child of Loki and the giantess Angurboda, and dwelt beneath the roots of the sacred ash, Yggdrasil.
British Dictionary definitions for Yggdrasil
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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