Bal·​der ˈbȯl-dər How to pronounce Balder (audio)
: the son of Odin and Frigga and Norse god of light and peace slain through the trickery of Loki by a mistletoe sprig

Word History


Old Norse Baldr

First Known Use

1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Balder was in 1552

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“Balder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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