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From the preposition milli (“between”) + tveggja the genitive plural of tveir (“two”) + elda the genitive plural of eldur (“fire”). Literally meaning "between two fires".
milli tveggja elda
- between the devil and the deep blue sea, between a rock and a hard place
- Ungverjaland var milli tveggja elda í síðari heimsstyrjöldinni.
- Hungary was between the devil and the deep sea in WWII.