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Skirnir

[skeer-nir] /ˈskɪər nɪr/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
1.
the servant of Frey: symbol of the sun.
Origin of Skirnir
< Old Norse Skírnir, equivalent to skír(r) bright, clear (cf. sheer1) + -nir noun suffix
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  • He thought upon this, and drew back from Skirnir, and for a while he remained in thought.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • He drew the magic sword from his belt and he placed it in Skirnir's hand.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • "I shall bring the maid to you," said Skirnir the Venturesome.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • "Oh, with a good horse and a good sword one can get anywhere," said Skirnir.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • It was well for Skirnir that he had in his belt Frey's magic sword.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • One of the maidens opened the door and Skirnir entered Gymer's dwelling.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Skirnir went down to Svartheim with the message from Asgard.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Skirnir brought it to Asgard and put it into the hands of the Gods.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • No sword ever owned was as bright as his except the sword that Frey had given to Skirnir.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Skirnir was too sensible to think this speech worth answering.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry

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