Valhalla

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New Latin, from Old Norse Valhǫll, from valr(dead warriors), and hǫll(hall).

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Valhalla

  1. In Norse mythology, the home of half of all warriors who died gloriously in battle.
    • 1791 May 1, “Moore's Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide”, in Monthly Review[1], London, page 24-25:
      [S]uch souls as were detruded from the body by any violent method went strait to Valhalla. (Latin original: Nostratibus sane hoc erat infallibiliter persuasum, animas, non vulgares, neque senio morbove, sec cruenta morte & vi corporibus exeuntes, recta ad Vahlallam ferri)

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Valhalla m

  1. (Norse mythology) Valhalla (the home of warriors slain gloriously in battle)