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Bodvar Bjarki

[bawth-vahr byahr-kee]
noun Scandinavian Legend.
  1. the greatest of Rolf Kraki's heroes, often fighting in the likeness of a bear: probably identical with Beowulf.
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Origin of Bodvar Bjarki

< Old Norse Bǫthvar, equivalent to bǫth battle + herr master; Bjarki, ultimately diminutive from base of bjǫrn bear2
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