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8/13/2021, 11:29 AM Beautiful Victory
8/7/2015, 2:16 PM Beautiful Victory

Name Trondheim
Type Settlement
Usage Norwegian
Pronounced Pron. TRAWN-haim
, TRAWN-naim
Other Forms FormsTrondhjem (archaic)
Edit Status Status3. usages AND description are verified

Meaning & History

Trondheim is the third largest city in Norway. It was originally named Nidaros but known colloquially as kaupangr "marketplace" or kaupangr í Þróndheimi "the marketplace in Trondheim/Trøndelag" which was later shortened to just Þróndheimr. Þróndheimi was originally the name of a region in Norway but the meaning shifted to just refer to the city (the region is now called Trøndelag in modern Norwegian). The name itself is a combination of Old Norse þrœndir, þrœndr "person from Trøndelag" and heim "home".
Added 8/7/2015 by Beautiful Victory