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Yggdrasil

[ig-druh-sil, yg-] /ˈɪg drə sɪl, ˈüg-/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology
1.
an evergreen ash tree, the three roots of which bind together Asgard, Midgard, and Niflheim.
Also, Ygdrasil.
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Yggdrasil

/ˈɪɡdrəsɪl/
noun
1.
(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
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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Word Origin and History for Yggdrasil

great tree of the universe, 1770, from Old Norse ygdrasill, apparently from Yggr, a name of Odin + drasill "horse."

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