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Sigmund

[sig-muh nd, seeg-moo nd; German zeek-moo nt] /ˈsɪg mənd, ˈsig mʊnd; German ˈzik mʊnt/
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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  • Sigmund, who had not been very well that day, was awake, and restless.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for Sigmund

Sigmund

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