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[skree-mir] /ˈskri mɪr/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
See under Utgard-Loki.


[oot-gahrd-loh-kee] /ˈut gɑrdˈloʊ ki/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
a Jotun appearing in the story of Thor's voyage to Utgard: at first disguised under another name (Skrymir) Unabridged
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  • Now Steinar had a sword that was called after Skrymir the giant: it was never fouled, and no mishap followed it.

  • Skrymir awaking, asked whether a leaf had fallen on his head, and then he fell asleep again.

    Fiends, Ghosts, and Sprites John Nettin Radcliffe
  • So he lay watching for Skrymir to go fast asleep again, and shortly before daybreak his chance came.

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • When Skrymir learned where they were going, he asked if he might not wend with them, and Thor said that he was willing.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • He seized his hammer, and bracing his feet with all his might, struck Skrymir a blow on his head.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • So they traveled the whole day, and at dusk Skrymir chose a place for them to pass the night in under a large oak tree.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • Skrymir asked whether they might not be friends, and Thor agreeing, the giant opened his bag and took out something to eat.

  • Skrymir then proposed that they should travel in company, and Thor consenting, they sat down to eat their breakfast.

  • At the gate of Utgard—a place so high, that you had to strain your neck bending back to see the top of it—Skrymir went his way.

  • But, in spite of strenuous efforts, neither Thor nor his companions could unfasten the knots which Skrymir had tied.

    Myths of the Norsemen H. A. Guerber
British Dictionary definitions for Skrymir


(Norse myth) the giant king of Utgard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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