Jormunrek

[yawr-moo n-rek]
noun Scandinavian Mythology. (in the Poetic Edda and the Volsunga Saga)
  1. 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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  • 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.