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Atli

[aht-lee]
noun Scandinavian Legend.
  1. Attila, king of the Huns: represented in the Volsunga Saga as the brother of Brynhild and the second husband of Gudrun, whose brothers he killed in order to get the Nibelung treasure.
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Examples from the Web for atli

Historical Examples

  • The giantess is kept there by the gibes of Atli till the daybreak.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker

  • Now Atli the Good, earl of the Orkneys, comes into the story.

    Eric Brighteyes

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Ay, Atli, and the new ship rides, where the old one founders.

    Eric Brighteyes

    H. Rider Haggard

  • It is my rede that thou weddest Atli, or else thou goest hence.

    Eric Brighteyes

    H. Rider Haggard

  • "I set little store by witchwork, goblins and their kin," said Atli.

    Eric Brighteyes

    H. Rider Haggard


British Dictionary definitions for atli

Atli

noun
  1. Norse myth a king of the Huns who married Gudrun for her inheritance and was slain by her after he killed her brothers
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