from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mythology The Norse god of light.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. The most beautiful and beloved of the gods; the god of peace; the son of Odin and Freya.
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- n. (Norse mythology) god of light and peace and noted for his beauty and sweet nature; son of Odin and Frigg and husband of Nanna; killed by Hoth
Old Norse Baldr, from ballr, baldr, brave; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)