Nidhogg

[need-hawg]
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noun Scandinavian Mythology.

a serpent in Niflheim who gnaws upon the lowermost root of Yggdrasil.

Also Nid·hug [need-hœg] /ˈnid hœg/.

Origin of Nidhogg

< Old Norse Níthhǫgg, equivalent to níth evil + hǫgg hewer
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