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Sigurd

[sig-erd; German zee-goo rt] /ˈsɪg ərd; German ˈzi gʊərt/
noun, (in the Volsunga Saga)
1.
the son of Sigmund and Hjordis and the husband of Gudrun. He kills the dragon Fafnir, acquires the treasure of Andvari, wins Brynhild for Gunnar, and is finally killed at the behest of Brynhild, whom he had once promised to marry: corresponds to Siegfried of the Nibelungenlied.
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  • "Do you talk as much as you please, but let me be silent," returned Sigurd.

  • After this Sigurd went to the king, who smiled on him and said: "What wilt thou of me?"

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • "But I have already heard of Fafnir," said Sigurd thoughtfully.

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • And his foe made answer: "Sigurd am I called, of Volsung kin."

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • And at that Gunnar was sorely troubled, for he loved Sigurd very dearly.

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • It is love for Sigurd, and jealousy of Gudrun, that form the motive of Brynhild.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • Hogni is reluctant, and remembers the oaths sworn to Sigurd.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • That was before Sigurd, the fosterson of King Alv, was born.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • He taught Sigurd the art of working in metals and he taught him, too, the lore of other days.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
British Dictionary definitions for Sigurd

Sigurd

/ˈsɪɡʊəd; German ˈziːɡʊrt/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) a hero who killed the dragon Fafnir to gain the treasure of Andvari, won Brynhild for Gunnar by deception, and then was killed by her when she discovered the fraud. His wife was Gudrun German counterpart Siegfried
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