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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Definitions for Jotunheim

  1. Scandinavian Mythology. the outer world, or realm of giants; Utgard.

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Citations for Jotunheim
He is one of the giants, and he still watches his fountain in far-off Jotunheim. James Baldwin, The Story of Siegfried, 1882
Last of all Frey bent his eyes upon the far, cold land of Jotunheim, beyond the ocean, where the giants lived; and as he did so, a beam of brightness dazzled him. Abbie Farwell Brown, In The Days of Giants, 1902
Origin of Jotunheim
Jotunheim stems from Old Norse. It is the equivalent of jǫtunn, meaning "giant," and heimr, meaning "world, home."