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Sigmund

[sig-muh nd, seeg-moo nd; German zeek-moo nt]
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noun
  1. (in the Volsunga Saga) the son of Volsung and Liod; the father, through his sister, Signy, of Sinfjotli; the husband first of Borghild, then of Hjordis; and the father of Sigurd.
  2. (in the Nibelungenlied) the king of the Netherlands and father of Siegfried.
  3. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “victory” and “protection.”
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  • “His name is Sigmund Courvoisier,” said I, with difficulty preserving my gravity.

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  • The answer, though ostensibly spoken to Sigmund, was a revelation to me.

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  • He was unperceived by Friedhelm and Sigmund, who were looking after the procession.

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  • Sigmund, who had not been very well that day, was awake, and restless.

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  • But “auch Sigmund” may express much more in German than in English.

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British Dictionary definitions for sigmund

Sigmund

noun
  1. Norse myth the father of the hero Sigurd
  2. Also called: Siegmund (German ˈziːkmʊnt) German myth king of the Netherlands, father of Siegfried
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