Bifrost

Bifrost

[biv-rost]
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
the rainbow bridge of the gods from Asgard to earth.

Origin:
< Old Norse Bifrǫst, equivalent to bif- (root of bifa, cognate with Old English bifian to shake) + rǫst, cognate with Old High German rasta stretch of road

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Bifrost (ˈbɪvrɒst, ˈbiːfrɒst)
 
n
Norse myth the rainbow bridge of the gods from their realm Asgard to earth
 
[from Icelandic, from bifa to shake + rost path]

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