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Fafnir

[fahv-nir, fawv-]
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. a dragon, a son of Hreidmar and the brother of Otter and Regin: he killed Hreidmar for the cursed treasure of Andvari and was killed in turn by Sigurd at the instigation of Regin.
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Examples from the Web for fafnir

Historical Examples

  • "But I have already heard of Fafnir," said Sigurd thoughtfully.

    Told by the Northmen:

    E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton

  • Then Fafnir and Regin were forced to go out of the dwelling.

  • What is the slaying of Lygni and the conquest of his kingdom to the slaying of Fafnir the Dragon?

  • Ah, a curse was upon the hoard, for Hreidmar and Fafnir and I have perished because of it.

  • So Sigurd understands the language of birds, after eating the blood of Fafnir the Worm.

    Europa's Fairy Book

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British Dictionary definitions for fafnir

Fafnir

noun
  1. Norse myth the son of Hreidmar, whom he killed to gain the cursed treasure of Andvari. He became a dragon and was slain by Sigurd while guarding the treasure
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