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n. Norse Mythology
The realm of the dead.

[Old Norse niflheimr : nifl-, mist, dark; see nebh- in Indo-European roots + heimr, home; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.]


(Norse Myth & Legend) Norse myth the abode of the dead
[Old Norse, literally: mist home]


(ˈnɪv əlˌheɪm)

(in Norse myth) a realm of mist and darkness, ruled over by Hel.
[< Old Norse Niflheimr=nifl- (c. Old English nifol darkness, Old High German nebal mist, cloud, Latin nebula (see nebula)) + heimr world, home]
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