Midden-eard

sb. the middle abode, the abode of menVariants: middenærd, middenard, midenarde, dat.Etymology: Anglo-Saxon middan-eard for middan-geard, ‘middle enclosure' ( ), the earth situated between heaven and hell, see Sweet, and Sievers, 214, n. 5; cp. Gothic midjungards Icelandic miðgarðr. See ., and Grimm, Teut , p. 794.