Jormunrek

[ yawr-moon-rek ]
/ ˈyɔr mʊnˌrɛk /

noun Scandinavian Mythology.(in the Poetic Edda and the Volsunga Saga)

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.

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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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