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Atli

[aht-lee] /ˈɑt li/
noun, Scandinavian Legend.
1.
Attila, king of the Huns: represented in the Volsunga Saga as the brother of Brynhild and the second husband of Gudrun, whose brothers he killed in order to get the Nibelung treasure.
Compare Etzel.
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  • The giantess is kept there by the gibes of Atli till the daybreak.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • Now Atli the Good, earl of the Orkneys, comes into the story.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
  • Ay, Atli, and the new ship rides, where the old one founders.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
  • It is my rede that thou weddest Atli, or else thou goest hence.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
  • "I set little store by witchwork, goblins and their kin," said Atli.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
  • But all this pleased Atli wondrous ill, yet he dared not cross her mood.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
  • "I will go at daybreak," said Atli, letting his head fall upon the pillow.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
  • Atli and Eric were ever side by side, and Eric gave the Earl much good counsel.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
  • Atli is old, and methinks that not for long shall he bide here in Straumey.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
  • This he begged of them to tell Atli, for he desired speech with him.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for Atli

Atli

/ˈɑːtlɪ/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) a king of the Huns who married Gudrun for her inheritance and was slain by her after he killed her brothers
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