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/ ˈnidˌhɔg /
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noun Scandinavian Mythology.
a serpent in Niflheim who gnaws upon the lowermost root of Yggdrasil.
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Also Nid·hug [need-hœg]. /ˈnid hœg/.
Origin of Nidhogg
<Old Norse Níthhǫgg, equivalent to níth evil + hǫgg hewer
Words nearby Nidhogg
niddick, niddle-noddle, NIDDM, nide, nidge, Nidhogg, nidicolous, nidificate, nidifugous, nidify, nid-nod
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How to use Nidhogg in a sentence
Simply put, Nidhogg was viewed as the eternal antagonist of the Norse mythos whose very intent was to let loose the forces of chaos into the realms of gods and men.20 Fascinating Creatures of Norse Mythology|Dattatreya Mandal|November 2, 2022|Realm of History
The squirrel named Ratatosk runs up and down the ash, and seeks to cause strife between the eagle and Nidhogg.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson|Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson