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Midgard

[mid-gahrd] /ˈmɪd gɑrd/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology
1.
the middle earth, home of men, lying between Niflheim and Muspelheim, formed from the body of Ymir.
Origin
< Old Norse mithgarthr, cognate with Old English middangeard the earth, the abode of men. See mid-, yard2
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Midgard

/ˈmɪdɡɑːd/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) the dwelling place of mankind, formed from the body of the giant Ymir and linked by the bridge Bifrost to Asgard, home of the gods
Word Origin
C19: from Old Norse mithgarthr; see mid1, yard²
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Word Origin and History for Midgard

in Germanic cosmology, "world inhabited by men (opposed to Asgard, the abode of the gods), 1882, from Old Norse miðgarðr, from mið "mid" (see mid) + Proto-Germanic *gardoz "enclosure, tract" (see yard (n.1)). The Old English cognate was middangeard, which later was folk-etymologized as middle earth (late 13c.).

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