Hel-shoes

plural noun

Norse mytholology
: shoes placed on the dead before burial to aid them on the rough road to Hel

Word History

Etymology

partial translation of Old Norse helskōr, from hel heathen realm of the dead + skōr shoes

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“Hel-shoes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hel-shoes. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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