Asgard

Asgard

[ahs-gahrd, as-]
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
the home of the Aesir and location of Valhalla and the palaces of the individual gods: connected with the earth by the rainbow bridge, Bifrost.

Origin:
< Old Norse Āsgarthr, equivalent to ās god (cognate with Old English ōs) + garthr yard; see garth

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Asgard or Asgarth (ˈæsɡɑːd, ˈæsɡɑːθ)
 
n
Norse myth the dwelling place of the principal gods, the Aesir
 
Asgarth or Asgarth
 
n

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Asgard
home of the gods in Norse religion, from O.N. ass "god," from P.Gmc. *ansu-, from PIE *ansu- "spirit" + O.N. garðr "enclosure, yard, garden" (see yard (1)).
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