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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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