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Related to Siegfried: Siegfried line, Siegfried Sassoon
The warrior hero of the Nibelungenlied and other Germanic medieval epics, corresponding generally to the hero Sigurd of Norse myth.
Siegfried(ˈsiːɡfriːd; German ˈziːkfriːt)
(European Myth & Legend) German myth a German prince, the son of Sigmund and husband of Kriemhild, who, in the Nibelungenlied, assumes possession of the treasure of the Nibelungs by slaying the dragon that guards it, wins Brunhild for King Gunther, and is eventually killed by Hagen. Norse equivalent: Sigurd
Sieg•fried(ˈsɪg frid, ˈsig-; Ger. ˈzik frit)
(in the Nibelungenlied) a prince who won the hand of Kriemhild by secretly aiding Gunther in the wooing of Brunhild.
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|Noun||1.||Siegfried - (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|
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Teuton - a member of the ancient Germanic people who migrated from Jutland to southern Gaul and were annihilated by the Romans