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Valhalla

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noun Val·hal·la \val-ˈha-lə also väl-ˈhä-\

Definition of Valhalla

  1. 1 :  the great hall in Norse mythology where heroes slain in battle are received

  2. 2 :  a place of honor, glory, or happiness :  heaven <an academic's Valhalla>



Origin of valhalla

German & Old Norse; German Walhalla, from Old Norse Valhǫll, literally, hall of the slain, from valr the slain (akin to Old English wæl slaughter, the slain) + hǫll hall; akin to Old English heall hall


First Known Use: 1768


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