Heimdallr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse heimr(home", "world) + dallr of unknown origin and meaning. The latter term is possibly equal to feminine dǫll, from Mardǫll, one of Freyja's names, and perhaps cognate with Old English deal(proud", "eminent), thus meaning possibly "World-radiance".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈhɛimdɑl:r̩/

Proper noun[edit]

Heimdallr m (genitive Heimdallar)

  1. (Norse mythology) Heimdall
    • Vǫluspá, verse 1, lines 3-4, in 1867, S. Bugge, Norrœn fornkvæði: Sæmundar Edda hins fróða. Christiania, page 1:
      Meiri ok minni / mögu Heimdallar; []
      Greater and smaller / sons of Heimdall; []

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