Faf·​nir ˈfäv-nər How to pronounce Fafnir (audio)
-ˌnir How to pronounce Fafnir (audio)
: a dragon in Norse mythology that guards the Nibelungs' gold hoard until slain by Sigurd

Word History


Old Norse Fāfnir

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Fafnir was in 1850

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“Fafnir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fafnir. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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