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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The warrior hero of the Nibelungenlied and other Germanic medieval epics, whose story is essentially that of his Norse prototype Sigurd.

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  • proper n. Hero of the Nibelungenlied who defeated the Icelandic queen Brunhild.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (German mythology) mythical German warrior hero of the Nibelungenlied who takes possession of the accursed treasure of the Nibelungs by slaying the dragon that guards it and awakens Brynhild and is eventually killed; Sigurd is the Norse counterpart

Etymologies

German, from Middle High German Sīgfrit, from Old High German Sigifrith : sigu, victory; + fridu, peace.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Germanic Sige (victory) and frid (peace) (Wiktionary)

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