skuggabaldur

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From skugga (of shadows) the genitive of skuggi (a shadow) and Baldur (a male given name).

Noun[edit]

skuggabaldur m (genitive singular skuggabaldurs, nominative plural skuggabaldrar)

  1. (mythological creature, mythology) a creature from Icelandic folk belief who is the offspring of a tomcat (a male cat) and a vixen (female fox) or a bitch (female dog)
  2. an evil spirit
  3. an evildoer who anonymously commits outrages or evil deeds; a sneak

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