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Brisingamen

[ bree-sing-ah-men, bree-seen-gah-men ]

noun

, Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. the magic necklace worn by Freya.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Brisingamen1

< Old Norse: necklace of the Brisings, akin to Old English Brōsinga mene; mane

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Example Sentences

Her mother took her in her arms, but the child, when she looked on Brisingamen, turned away crying.

Brisingamen and Odur could not live together in the palace of Folkvang.

Then the Immortal went away; but is not Brisingamen better then he?

"Brisingamen is fair," she said, as she bade farewell to her image in the lake.

Brisingamen was reflected in the water too, and its rare colours flashed from the little waves.

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