[ fen-rir ]

nounScandinavian Mythology.
  1. 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.

    Space Prison | Tom Godwin
  • He ran with Fenrir beside him and to his left and right ran the others with their prowlers.

    Space Prison | Tom Godwin
  • Humbolt and Lake ran on, Fenrir raging beside them, and into the control room.

    Space Prison | Tom Godwin
  • Fenrir leaped at his throat and Humbolt shouted the quick command: "Disarm!"

    Space Prison | Tom Godwin

British Dictionary definitions for Fenrir


Fenris (ˈfɛnrɪs) or Fenriswolf (ˈfɛnrɪsˌwʊlf)

/ (ˈfɛnrɪə) /

  1. Norse myth an enormous wolf, fathered by Loki, which killed Odin

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