- king of the Goths, murderer of Svanhild, the daughter of Sigurd: killed by the Gjukungs; probably identical with Ermanaric (4th century a.d.), the Ostrogothic leader.
Origin of Jormunrek
< Old Norse Jǫrmunrek, equivalent to jǫrmun- great + -rek(r), earlier -rīkr (compare rīkr powerful, rich); cognate with Old English Eormenric
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Examples from the Web for jormunrek
Then Jormunrek cried to them that they should stone them to death.
On the way they asked Erp what assistance they were to get from him, when they came to King Jormunrek.
Jormunrek was the name of a mighty king of those days, and his son was called Randver.
She laid the plan for them, that when they came to King Jormunrek, they should attack him in the night whilst he was sleeping.
Soon afterward Bikke informed the king of it, and so King Jormunrek seized his son and had him brought to the gallows.