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Nidhogg

[need-hawg] /ˈnidˌhɔg/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
1.
a serpent in Niflheim who gnaws upon the lowermost root of Yggdrasil.
Also, Nidhug
[need-hœg] /ˈnid hœg/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of Nidhogg
< Old Norse Níthhǫgg, equivalent to níth evil + hǫgg hewer
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