noun Scandinavian Legend.

a dwarf from whom Loki extorted a treasure, including a magic ring, to give to Hreidmar as wergild for the killing of Otter: Andvari then cursed all those who would possess the treasure. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of andvari

  • Yes, if he were going to catch Andvari she would lend her net to him.

  • He saw Andvari snatch at something on the heap, but he made no sign of marking it.

  • He came to the pool before the cave and he watched for a sight of Andvari.

  • "Andvari, you are caught; it is one of the Æsir who has taken you," he heard his captor say.

  • It was Andvari's ring, the ring he had placed on her finger.

British Dictionary definitions for andvari



Norse myth a dwarf who possessed a treasure hoard, which was robbed by Loki
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