a wolflike monster, a son of Loki and Angerboda, chained by Gleipnir but destined to be released at Ragnarok to eat Odin and to be killed by Vidar.
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- Also called Fen·ris-wolf [fen-ris-woolf]. /ˈfɛn rɪsˌwʊlf/.
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How to use Fenrir in a sentence
However, even while binding the giant wolf, the war god Tyr had to sacrifice his right hand, which was violently bitten off by Fenrir in his rage.
Fenrir, always the grimmer of the two, made a sound in his throat in reply.
He ran with Fenrir beside him and to his left and right ran the others with their prowlers.
Humbolt and Lake ran on, Fenrir raging beside them, and into the control room.
Fenrir leaped at his throat and Humbolt shouted the quick command: "Disarm!"
Whence will come the sun in that fair heaven, when Fenrir has this devoured?The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson | Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
British Dictionary definitions for Fenrir
Norse myth an enormous wolf, fathered by Loki, which killed Odin
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