plural noun

Definition of Hel-shoes

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

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History and Etymology for Hel-shoes

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 26 Nov. 2020.

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