[ sig-muhnd, seeg-moond; German zeek-moont ]

  1. (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.

  2. (in the Nibelungenlied) the king of the Netherlands and father of Siegfried.

  1. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “victory” and “protection.”

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/ (ˈsɪɡmənd, ˈsiːɡmʊnd, German ˈziːkmʊnt) /

  1. Norse myth the father of the hero Sigurd

  2. Also called: Siegmund (German ˈziːkmʊnt) German myth king of the Netherlands, father of Siegfried

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