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[brah-gee] /ˈbrɑ gi/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology
the god of poetry and eloquence, son of Odin, husband of Idun: may be an apotheosis of the 9th-century poet Bragi Boddason.
Origin of Bragi
< Old Norse; compare Old English brego prince, Old Norse bragr poetic art; perhaps akin to Sanskrit bráhma Brahma Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Bragi is famous for wisdom, and best in tongue-wit, and cunning speech, and song-craft.

  • Bragi was the son of the wave maidens and the god of poetry.

  • Then Bragi ended his song, and the strings of his harp were mute.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • At these words of Bragi the sir felt a revival of their old strength and courage.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary
  • Bragi sprang up at that affront, but his wife, the mild Iduna, quieted his anger.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Some scholars hold that Bragi, the god of poetry, is no other than the poet Bragi Boddason.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • Odin approved of Bragi's proposal, and decreed that he and Baldur should undertake the journey to the dwelling-place of the Norns.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary
  • And all this time Bragi slept in the hold, and no one dared awaken him.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • And some whispered that this must be Bragi, for surely such rare music could not be made by any other.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • "My songs have no power to awaken such a sleeper," said Bragi.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
British Dictionary definitions for Bragi


(Norse myth) the god of poetry and music, son of Odin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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