noun Scandinavian Mythology.

See under Utgard-Loki.



noun Scandinavian Mythology.

a Jotun appearing in the story of Thor's voyage to Utgard: at first disguised under another name (Skrymir). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for skrymir

Historical Examples of skrymir

  • Thor, while journeying to the land of giants, met with one of that race named Skrymir.

    Fiends, Ghosts, and Sprites

    John Nettin Radcliffe

  • Skrymir awaking, asked whether a leaf had fallen on his head, and then he fell asleep again.

    Fiends, Ghosts, and Sprites

    John Nettin Radcliffe

  • When Skrymir learned where they were going, he asked if he might not wend with them, and Thor said that he was willing.

    In The Days of Giants

    Abbie Farwell Brown

  • So he lay watching for Skrymir to go fast asleep again, and shortly before daybreak his chance came.

    Told by the Northmen:

    E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton

  • Skrymir asked whether they might not be friends, and Thor agreeing, the giant opened his bag and took out something to eat.

British Dictionary definitions for skrymir



Norse myth the giant king of Utgard
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