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[seg-in, -yn, see-gin, -gyn] /ˈsɛg ɪn, -ün, ˈsi gɪn, -gün/
Scandinavian Mythology. wife of Loki, who held a cup over Loki after his imprisonment in order to spare him the pain of the drops of poison with which he was punished. Unabridged
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  • His faithful wife, Sigyn, catches the poison in a cup; but still it drops upon him whenever the vessel is full.

  • Sigyn lolled out her tongue and her white teeth grinned at him in answer.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • They found the manway ladder and began to climb, Fenrir and Sigyn impatiently crowding their heels.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • He stood again on the stockade wall in the evening of the third day, Fenrir and Sigyn beside him.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • Sigyn, Loki's wife, sat there and held a cup under the poison.

    The Edda, Vol. 1 Winifred Faraday
  • Fenrir and Sigyn were still obediently inside the doorway, almost frantic with desire to rejoin him.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • But Sigyn, his wife, stands by him, and holds a dish under the venom-drops.

  • Yet from this one torment Loki had some relief; for alone of all the world Sigyn, his wife, was faithful and forgiving.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown

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