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Hugi

[hyoo-gee, hoo- or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu gi, ˈhu- or, often, ˈyu-/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
1.
a young man, a personification of thought, who defeated Thialfi in a race.
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  • The King called on one named Hugi and placed him against Thialfi.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • There the goal was fixed, and Thialfi and Hugi started off together.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary
  • Next Thiolfi presented himself to run a race, and the king brought out a young man named Hugi to run with him.

  • Hugi ran over the course and turning back met Thiolfi but just started.

  • Hugi, with whom Thiolfi was running, was Thought, and not the swiftest runner can keep pace with that.

  • They followed him out to the plain where Hugi, whose name means "thought," was ready to race with young Thialfi.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • In the first run Hugi came in so far ahead that when he reached the goal he turned about and went back to meet Thialfi.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • They ran a second race; and this time when Hugi reached the goal there was a long bow-shot between him and Thialfi.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • Hardly had he reached the middle of the course when he heard the shouts of the giants announcing that Hugi had won the goal.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • Thialfi is the swiftest of mortal runners; but the slender lad, Hugi, was my thought; and what speed can ever equal his?

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary

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