Siegfried


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Sieg·fried

 (sēg′frēd′, sĭg′-)
n.
The warrior hero of the Nibelungenlied and other Germanic medieval epics, corresponding generally to the hero Sigurd of Norse myth.

[German, from Middle High German Sīgfrit, from Old High German Sigifrith : sigu, victory; see segh- in Indo-European roots + fridu, peace; see prī- in Indo-European roots.]

Siegfried

(ˈsiːɡfriːd; German ˈziːkfriːt)
n
(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)

n.
(in the Nibelungenlied) a prince who won the hand of Kriemhild by secretly aiding Gunther in the wooing of Brunhild.
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Noun1.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 killedSiegfried - (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
mythology - myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
Teuton - a member of the ancient Germanic people who migrated from Jutland to southern Gaul and were annihilated by the Romans
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The demystification of Brunnhilde and Siegfried tore the heart out of the piece.