Ygg·​dra·​sil ˈig-drə-ˌsil How to pronounce Yggdrasil (audio)
: a huge ash tree in Norse mythology that overspreads the world and binds earth, hell, and heaven together

Examples of Yggdrasil in a Sentence

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Word History


Old Norse

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Yggdrasil was in 1770

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“Yggdrasil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yggdrasil. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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