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Yggdrasil Line breaks: Ygg|dra¦sil
Pronunciation: /ˈɪɡdrəsɪl/
Scandinavian Mythology

Definition of Yggdrasil in English:

A huge ash tree located at the centre of the earth, with three roots, one extending to Niflheim (the underworld), one to Jotunheim (land of the giants), and one to Asgard (land of the gods).


From Old Norse yg(g)drasill, apparently from Yggr 'Odin' + drasill 'horse'.

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