Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil

[ig-druh-sil, yg-]
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
an evergreen ash tree, the three roots of which bind together Asgard, Midgard, and Niflheim.
Also, Ygdrasil.
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Yggdrasil, Ygdrasil or Igdrasil (ˈɪɡdrəsɪl)
 
n
Norse myth the ash tree that was thought to overshadow the whole world, binding together earth, heaven, and hell with its roots and branches
 
[Old Norse (probably meaning: Uggr's horse), from Uggr a name of Odin, from yggr, uggr frightful + drasill horse, of obscure origin]
 
Ygdrasil, Ygdrasil or Igdrasil
 
n
 
[Old Norse (probably meaning: Uggr's horse), from Uggr a name of Odin, from yggr, uggr frightful + drasill horse, of obscure origin]
 
Igdrasil, Ygdrasil or Igdrasil
 
n
 
[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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Yggdrasil
great tree of the universe, 1770, from O.N. ygdrasill, apparently from Yggr, a name of Odin + drasill "horse."
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