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Fenrir

[fen-rir] /ˈfɛn rɪr/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
1.
a wolflike monster, a son of Loki and Angerboda, chained by Gleipnir but destined to be released at Ragnarok to eat Odin and to be killed by Vidar.
Also called Fenris-wolf
[fen-ris-woo lf] /ˈfɛn rɪsˌwʊlf/ (Show IPA)
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  • Fenrir, always the grimmer of the two, made a sound in his throat in reply.

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  • He ran with Fenrir beside him and to his left and right ran the others with their prowlers.

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  • Humbolt and Lake ran on, Fenrir raging beside them, and into the control room.

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  • Fenrir leaped at his throat and Humbolt shouted the quick command: "Disarm!"

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  • Fenrir the Wolf might not be seized upon by any of the Æsir.

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  • At last the Gods in council considered it and decided that Fenrir must be bound.

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  • "The cord is slender, but there may be an enchantment in it," Fenrir said.

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  • It would be health to them all to have Fenrir bound, but who would lose his hand to have it done?

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  • Tyr's wrist was healed of the wounds that Fenrir's fangs had made.

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  • And then was heard the rending of the rock as Fenrir broke loose.

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British Dictionary definitions for Fenrir

Fenrir

/ˈfɛnrɪə/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) an enormous wolf, fathered by Loki, which killed Odin
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