American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Mythology A Norse giant who lived by the roots of Yggdrasil, where he guarded the well of wisdom.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Norse mythology) A giant who guarded the well of wisdom.
- n. (Norse mythology) giant who lives in the roots of Yggdrasil and guards the well of wisdom
- Old Norse; see (s)mer-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It troubles me to suspect that he was also called Mimir; but of this we need not speak, because a thing done has an end, even a killed grandfather.”
“Zhang has been limited with his current sets of infrared data, so he is embarking on an observing program using a special instrument called Mimir attached to the 1. 8-meter Perkins Telescope at Anderson Mesa, also at Lowell.”
“Traditionally, an eyepatch signifies wisdom – Odin sacrificed an eye at the Well of Mimir in exchange for knowledge – though not in Thor, where he's played by Anthony Hopkins, who loses his in an argy-bargy with the Frost Giants.”
“Answers about Ragnarok, and you don't even have to trade your eye to Mimir for them!”
“Mim or Mimir (see this article from Brittanica), on the other hand, is a wise god who tried in vain to mediate a peace between the warring Vanir and Aesir (Cotterell and Storm 2006: 210).”
“Mimir – I think our history has shown this deference to the Executive in granting (mostly) unfettered ability to select his cabinet, advisers and ambassadors.”
“Se arrancó el globito ocular sin miramientos (el chiste era demasiado fácil, perdón) y se lo dio a Mimir, que lo tiró al lago para asegurarse de que Odín no lo recuperara (se ve que no sabía nadar).”
“El guardián, llamado Mimir, le explicó que ésa era la fuente de la sabiduría, de la poesía.”
“Deberás pagar el precio de ser sabio y poeta -, le contestó Mimir.”
“Mimir #90, people still think of Al Gore as he was portrayed in the 2000 election, the guy who said he invented the internet and was the inspiration for Love Story.”
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