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Asgard

[ahs-gahrd, as-] /ˈɑs gɑrd, ˈæs-/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology
1.
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

/ˈæsɡɑːd/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) the dwelling place of the principal gods, the Aesir
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Word Origin and History for Asgard
n.

home of the gods in Norse religion, from Old Norse ass "god," from Proto-Germanic *ansu- (cf. Old High German ansi, Old English os, Gothic ans "god"), from PIE *ansu- "spirit" (cf. first element in Ahura Mazda, from Avestan) + Old Norse garðr "enclosure, yard, garden" (see yard (n.1)).

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