[sig-muh nd, seeg-moo nd; German zeek-moo nt]
- (in the Volsunga Saga) the son of Volsung and Liod; the father, through his sister, Signy, of Sinfjotli; the husband first of Borghild, then of Hjordis; and the father of Sigurd.
- (in the Nibelungenlied) the king of the Netherlands and father of Siegfried.
- a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “victory” and “protection.”
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“His name is Sigmund Courvoisier,” said I, with difficulty preserving my gravity.
The answer, though ostensibly spoken to Sigmund, was a revelation to me.
He was unperceived by Friedhelm and Sigmund, who were looking after the procession.
Sigmund, who had not been very well that day, was awake, and restless.
But “auch Sigmund” may express much more in German than in English.
- Norse myth the father of the hero Sigurd
- Also called: Siegmund (German ˈziːkmʊnt) German myth king of the Netherlands, father of Siegfried