Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name, rather rare among English-speakers

Etymologies

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From modern Scandinavian (Swedish, Norwegian and Danish) Sigrid, a name known in Norse saga, and used by Swedish royalty; Old Norse Sigríðr.

Examples

  • On my left was a female painter by the name of Sigrid Beaubien; she was in her late forties and quite pretty, in a fading-beauty way, with elegant, expressive hands, smooth bare shoulders exposed in a sleeveless tunic, a long pale-white face, and jet-black hair, pulled tight to her skull.

    Wake Up, Sir!

  • The incident is mentioned in the saga without the slightest condemnation; on the contrary, it evidently placed the queen on a higher social level than before, for, in concluding the account, the saga mentions that Sigrid said "that she would weary these small kings of coming from other lands to woo her; so she was called Sigrid Haughty thereafter."

    X. The Ancient Irish Sagas

  • To register call Sigrid at 253-0765 or stop by the church.

    CITIZEN-TIMES.com - News

  • Quoth Sigrid on this matter, that she would teach small kings from other lands to woo her; & thereafter she was called Sigrid the Scheming.

    The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)

  • I spent the afternoon and evening between spells of working on "Sigrid" which I did with incredible difficulty, but finally pleased myself and beginning to re-read The Well at the World's End.

    Influences

  • But Sigrid did more than just sound off about this stupidity.

    Fangirls Make a Difference With Offensive Ad Copy » Comics Worth Reading

  • I want to add (as Sigrid says in her article) that Sarah Kuhn of Alert Nerd was the one who first noticed the copy.

    Fangirls Make a Difference With Offensive Ad Copy » Comics Worth Reading

  • Sigrid Ellis takes apart the ad text in full, demonstrating just how offensive it was:

    Fangirls Make a Difference With Offensive Ad Copy » Comics Worth Reading

  • Since the unexpected death of founder and original executive director Sigrid Ueblacker last year, Broomfield ` s Birds of Prey Foundation has relented from its mission of rehabilitating and reintroducing predatory birds into the wild only briefly, to memorialize Ueblacker in a ceremony in May.

    Hawks, falcons and turkey vultures, oh my

  • Looking on Amazon for her translations, I was very struck by the beautiful covers of the books by Sigrid Undset (see illustration), which sound as wonderful as the pictures.

    January 2009

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