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English translation: Valhalla (the home of the Nordic gods)

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15:05 Aug 13, 2001
Norwegian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Norwegian term or phrase: valhalla
..in the halls of valhalla
kalaka
English translation:Valhalla (the home of the Nordic gods)
Explanation:
Valhalla is a proper name: The home of the Nordic gods acording to mythology.
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Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 16:49
Grading comment
Thanks! I now understand what valhalla is! well dun
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na +2Valhalla (the home of the Nordic gods)
Sven Petersson
nathe "hallowed hall"Daniel Dale
naAddendum
Sven Petersson
naNot to be translated.
Parrot


  

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25 mins peer agreement (net): +2
Valhalla (the home of the Nordic gods)


Explanation:
Valhalla is a proper name: The home of the Nordic gods acording to mythology.

Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 16:49
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1150
Grading comment
Thanks! I now understand what valhalla is! well dun

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agree  stratos
14 mins
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agree  Fredrik Larsson
7 hrs
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38 mins
Addendum


Explanation:
A full translation of the source, the Edda, can be found on http://www.midhnottsol.org/lore/prose2/012.html

Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 16:49
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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3 hrs
Not to be translated.


Explanation:
The banquet hall of Odin, where fallen warriors feast until the so-called "twilight of the gods" and the cosmic battle between them and the frost giants. It supposedly has 540 doors, from each of which 800 warriors will emerge for the final battle (allusion to cosmic numbers and calendar schemes found all over the Indo-germanic world).


    Thesis on ancient astronomy + Santillana & von Dechend.
Parrot
Spain
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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4 days
the "hallowed hall"


Explanation:
...if you must have a literal translation showing how the norse word is derived from "val-" as in "valferd" (Engl., pilgrimage) and "halla" or (Engl., the hall.)

However, as stated by your first respondent, this is a proper name. To the sensibilities of many Anglo-Saxons and other non-nordic folks schooled in the classics of the "Western Canon" but relatively unfamiliar with Norse mythology, Valhalla might be considered somewhat analagous to Mount Olympus--
although by "hall," the name refers to a long and narrow dwelling or meeting place as is known to present-day archaeologists to have been common in Scandinavian settlements during, for example, Viking times.

Daniel Dale
United States
Local time: 10:49
PRO pts in pair: 11
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