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noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. the servant of Frey: symbol of the sun.
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Origin of Skirnir

< Old Norse Skírnir, equivalent to skír(r) bright, clear (cf. sheer1) + -nir noun suffix
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Historical Examples

  • He thought upon this, and drew back from Skirnir, and for a while he remained in thought.

    The Children of Odin

    Padraic Colum

  • He drew the magic sword from his belt and he placed it in Skirnir's hand.

  • "I shall bring the maid to you," said Skirnir the Venturesome.

  • "Oh, with a good horse and a good sword one can get anywhere," said Skirnir.

  • It was well for Skirnir that he had in his belt Frey's magic sword.