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[sij-is-muh nd, sig-is-; German zee-gis-moo nt]
  1. 1368–1437, Holy Roman emperor 1411–37.
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Examples from the Web for sigismund

Historical Examples

  • Their acknowledgment of him came after Sigismund's, after—long after—my denunciation.

    The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Would Sigismund of Poland have acknowledged him had he been what you say?

  • Sigismund swore that nothing should induce him to abandon the unhappy ladies.

    Two Penniless Princesses

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • King Sigismund sat on the throne, Princes flanking him on either side.

  • At those words, said the story in later years, King Sigismund blushed.

British Dictionary definitions for sigismund


  1. 1368–1437, king of Hungary (1387–1437) and of Bohemia (1419–37); Holy Roman Emperor (1411–37). He helped to end the Great Schism in the Church; implicated in the death of Huss
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Word Origin and History for sigismund


masc. proper name, from German, literally "protection through victory," from Old High German sigu "victory" (see Siegfried) + munt "hand, protection," from PIE *man- "hand" (see manual (adj.)).

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