from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mythology The heavenly residence of the Norse gods and slain heroes of war.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The realm of the Æsir gods.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Norse myth., the abode of the twelve gods and twenty-six goddesses, and of heroes slain in battle, formed of the eyebrows of the giant Ymer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Norse mythology) the heavenly dwelling of the Norse gods (the Aesir) and slain war heroes


Old Norse Āsgardhr : āss, god.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Old Norse Ásgarðr. (Wiktionary)



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