Jotunheim

noun
Jo·​tun·​heim | \ ˈyō-tᵊn-ˌhīm How to pronounce Jotunheim (audio) , -ˌhām, -ˌtu̇n- \
variants: or less commonly Jotunnheim

Definition of Jotunheim

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the home of the Jotuns in Norse mythology

Jotunheim

geographical name
Jo·​tun·​heim | \ ˈyō-tᵊn-ˌhām How to pronounce Jotunheim (audio) \
variants: or Norwegian Jotunheimen \ ˈyō-​tᵊn-​ˌhā-​mən How to pronounce Jotunheimen (audio) \

Definition of Jotunheim (Entry 2 of 2)

mountains in south central Norway — see glittertind

First Known Use of Jotunheim

Noun

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Jotunheim

Noun

Old Norse Jǫtunheimar

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“Jotunheim.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jotunheim. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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