Balder

noun
Bal·​der | \ ˈbȯl-dər How to pronounce Balder (audio) \

Definition of Balder

: the son of Odin and Frigga and Norse god of light and peace slain through the trickery of Loki by a mistletoe sprig

First Known Use of Balder

1552, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Balder

Old Norse Baldr

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“Balder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Balder. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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