[ need-hawg ]
/ ˈnidˌhɔg /
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
a serpent in Niflheim who gnaws upon the lowermost root of Yggdrasil.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also Nid·hug [need-hœg]. /ˈnid hœg/.
Origin of Nidhogg
<Old Norse Níthhǫgg, equivalent to níth evil + hǫgg hewer
Words nearby Nidhogg
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Example sentences from the Web for Nidhogg
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