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n. Norse Mythology
The part of the world inhabited by people, imagined as a fortress encircled by a huge serpent and built by the gods around the middle region of the universe.

[Old Norse Midhgardhr; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈmɪdɡɑːd) ,




(Norse Myth & Legend) Norse myth the dwelling place of mankind, formed from the body of the giant Ymir and linked by the bridge Bifrost to Asgard, home of the gods
[C19: from Old Norse mithgarthr; see mid1, yard2]


(ˈmɪd gɑrd)

(in Scandinavian myth) the world of humans, situated between a realm of darkness and a realm of fire.
[< Old Norse mithgarthr. See mid-, yard2]
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Noun1.Midgard - (Norse mythology) the abode of humans in Norse mythologyMidgard - (Norse mythology) the abode of humans in Norse mythology
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
Norse mythology - the mythology of Scandinavia (shared in part by Britain and Germany) until the establishment of Christianity
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He would return to his beloved Midgaard as much as possible throughout his life.
The maintenance of this fraction suggests that there may have occurred some more exact "thinking behind the stage", instead of outcomes being exclusively the result of intergovernmental bargaining (Moberg 1998; Midgaard 1999; Best 1999).
In Rationality and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Knut Midgaard, edited by Raino Malnes and Arild Underdal, 13-50.