: a giant from whose body the gods create the world in Norse mythology

Examples of Ymir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Marvel heroes come together to stop the malicious Loki and Ymir, a frost giant, from stealing Santa Claus’ powers. Victoria Priola, al, 1 Feb. 2022 There is usually a single creator at the source of it, and that indeed is the nature of Ginnungagap—Ymir being the Norse force of creation. David Chiu, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023

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Word History


Old Norse

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ymir was in 1793

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“Ymir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ymir. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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