Definition of Siegfried

1. Noun. (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.

Category relationships: Mythology, Teuton
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being



Definition of Siegfried

1. Proper noun. (context: Germanic mythology) Hero of the Nibelungenlied who defeated the Icelandic queen Brunhild. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Siegfried

Sidney
Sidney Caesar
Sidney James Webb
Sidney Poitier
Sidney Webb
Sidon
Sidonian
Sidonians
Sidonie-Gabrielle Claudine Colette
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
Sieg Heil
Siege Perilous
Siegel zero
Siegert
Siegert's sign
Siegfried
Siegfried line
Siegle
Siena
Sienese
Sienna
Siennese
Sierpinski gasket
Sierpinski triangle
Sierra
Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone monetary unit
Sierra Leonean
Sierra Leoneans
Sierra Leonian

Literary usage of Siegfried

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Victrola Book of the Opera: Stories of the Operas with Illustrations by Samuel Holland Rous, Victor Talking Machine Company (1921)
"At One Side a Cave THE birth of siegfried has been followed by the death of his mother Sieglinde, and the child has been brought up by Mime, who has hoped, ..."

2. The Victor Book of the Opera by Henry William Simon (1915)
"In the first two acts of siegfried the hero is shown in his forest home, ... She recognizes him as siegfried, and hails him as the hero who is to save the ..."

3. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"siegfried Second day of the Nibelungen Ring by Richard Wagner. ... We find her son siegfried—to whom, when she was dying, she gave birth—an the rocky cave ..."

4. The Victor Book of the Opera: Stories of Seventy Grand Operas with Three by Samuel Holland Rous, Victor Talking Machine Company (1912)
"In the first two acts of siegfried the hero is shown in his forest home, ... She recognizes him as siegfried, and hails him as the hero who is to save the ..."

5. The Musical World (1876)
"As the desires and hopes of the gods rested upon siegfried, Alberich based his hope of regaining the ring on Hagen, the hero whom he had begotten. ..."

6. The Standard Operas, Their Plots and Their Music by George Putnam Upton (1914)
"siegfried departs upon the fatal errand, and after taking from her the ring drags her by force to deliver her to Gunther. The Valkyrie rises to a sublime ..."

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