[ gleyp-nir ]
/ ˈgleɪp nɪr /
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noun Scandinavian Mythology.
a bond with magic properties, forged by elves, and used by the gods to bind Loki.
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Origin of Gleipnir
<Old Norse, perhaps derivative of gleipa to scorn, sneer
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How to use Gleipnir in a sentence
Finally the gods sent a messenger to the mountain spirits, who made for them the chain called Gleipnir.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley
Manuel asked, "Snip, was that in truth the bridle called Gleipnir?"Figures of Earth|James Branch Cabell