Fenrir

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse Fenrir (fen-dweller), Fenrisúlfr (Fenris wolf).

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Fenrir

  1. (Norse mythology) A monstrous wolf, one of Loki's offspring, who bites off Tyr's right hand while being bound by the gods in fear of a prophecy that he will kill Odin, remaining so bound until the events of Ragnarok.
    • 2001, John Lindow, Handbook of Norse Mythology, ABC-CLIO, page 113,
      Lokasenna, stanzas 37-40, comprise an exchange between Týr and Loki. Loki boasts that Fenrir tore off Týr's arm; Týr responds that although he may be missing his hand, Loki is missing Hródrsvitnir, that is, the famous wolf, Fenrir.
    • 2009, Sarah Bartlett, The Mythology Bible, Sterling Publishing Co., page 294,
      Feared and misunderstood, Fenrir was the bringer of doom to the gods and was known as "an axe-age, a sword-age, a wind-age, a wolf-age before the wrecking of the world."
    • 2011, Nick Redfern, Phantom Hounds of the Woods, Brad Steiger (editor), Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside, Visible Ink Press, page 46,
      It is my own opinion that the Black Shuck is another manifestation of Fenrir, the large and terrible wolf, who is the eldest child of Loki and the giantess Angrboda.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of Saturn.

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Fenrir is mentioned in both the Poetic and the Prose Edda. (See Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Fenrir#Attestations on Wikipedia.Wikipedia )

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Fenrir m (genitive Fenrirs)

  1. Fenrir

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Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Fenrir m

  1. (Norse mythology) Fenrir