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 (fäv′nər, -nîr′)
n. Norse Mythology
The dragon that guarded the treasure of the Nibelungs and was slain by Sigurd.


(ˈfæfnɪə; ˈfæv-)
(Norse Myth & Legend) Norse myth the son of Hreidmar, whom he killed to gain the cursed treasure of Andvari. He became a dragon and was slain by Sigurd while guarding the treasure


(ˈfɑv nɪr, ˈfɔv-)

a dragon of Norse myth who guards a hoard of gold.
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Noun1.Fafnir - (Norse mythology) the Norse dragon that guarded a treasure and was slain by Sigurd
Norse mythology - the mythology of Scandinavia (shared in part by Britain and Germany) until the establishment of Christianity
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An ambitious outsider on the make will naturally find attractive any ideology that proposes to tear down all barriers to his personal success, but once he has what he wants, he quickly turns into what Russell Kirk used to call a "Fafnir conservative" after the Wagnerian giant who, from ages of sitting on his gold, turned into a dragon.
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