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Volsung

[vol-soo ng]
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noun (in the Volsunga Saga)
  1. a grandson of Odin and the father of Sigmund and Signy.
  2. any of his family.
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Examples from the Web for volsung

Historical Examples

  • Then Volsung put his hand to the sword, but it was not meant for him.

    Told by the Northmen:

    E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton

  • Our boy shall be the noblest and most famed of all the Volsung race.

    Told by the Northmen:

    E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton

  • And his foe made answer: "Sigurd am I called, of Volsung kin."

    Told by the Northmen:

    E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton

  • But in the half light of the dawn one came to the Volsung ship.

  • But at last Volsung himself was slain and his eleven sons were taken captive.


British Dictionary definitions for volsung

Volsung

noun
  1. a great hero of Norse and Germanic legend and poetry who gave his name to a race of warriors; father of Sigmund and Signy
  2. any member of his family
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