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[yawr-moo n-rek] /ˈyɔr mʊnˌrɛk/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology, (in the Poetic Edda and the Volsunga Saga)
king of the Goths, murderer of Svanhild, the daughter of Sigurd: killed by the Gjukungs; probably identical with Ermanaric (4th century a.d.), the Ostrogothic leader.
Origin of Jormunrek
< Old Norse Jǫrmunrek, equivalent to jǫrmun- great + -rek(r), earlier -rīkr (compare rīkr powerful, rich); cognate with Old English Eormenric Unabridged
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