Hel

noun
\ ˈhel How to pronounce Hel (audio) \

Definition of Hel

: the Norse goddess of the dead and queen of the underworld

First Known Use of Hel

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hel

borrowed from Old Norse — more at hell

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“Hel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hel. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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