noun (in the Volsunga Saga)

a smith, the brother of Fafnir, who raises Sigurd and encourages him to kill Fafnir in the hope of gaining the gold he guards. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for regin

Historical Examples of regin

  • Then Fafnir and Regin were forced to go out of the dwelling.

  • This one was Regin, a maker of swords and a cunning man besides.

  • No one remembered, nor no one's father remembered, when Regin had come into that country.

  • But over the anvil, in the smoke of the smithy fire, there was a work of Regin's hands.

  • The work of Regin's hands was a shield, a great shield of iron.

British Dictionary definitions for regin



Norse myth a dwarf smith, tutor of Sigurd, whom he encouraged to kill Fafnir for the gold he guarded
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