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Siegfried

[ sig-freed, seeg-; German zeek-freet ]
/ ˈsɪg frid, ˈsig-; German ˈzik frit /
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noun

(in the Nibelungenlied) the son of Sigmund and Sieglinde and the husband of Kriemhild. He kills the dragon Fafnir, acquires the treasure of the Nibelungs, wins Brünnhilde for Gunther, and is finally killed by Hagen at the behest of Brünnhilde, whom he had once promised to marry: corresponds to the Sigurd of the Volsunga Saga.Compare Brünnhilde.
(italics) See The Ring of the Nibelung.
a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for Siegfried

Siegfried
/ (ˈsiːɡfriːd, German ˈziːkfriːt) /

noun

German myth a German prince, the son of Sigmund and husband of Kriemhild, who, in the Nibelungenlied, assumes possession of the treasure of the Nibelungs by slaying the dragon that guards it, wins Brunhild for King Gunther, and is eventually killed by HagenNorse equivalent: Sigurd
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