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[sig-nee, -ny] /ˈsɪg ni, -nü/
noun, (in the Volsunga Saga)
the daughter of Volsung and mother, by her brother, Sigmund, of Sinfjotli, with whose help she kills her husband (Siggeir) to avenge his murder of Volsung.
Compare Sieglinde. Unabridged
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  • Ten stalwart sons were born to Volsung, and one daughter, Signy, came to brighten his home.

    Myths of the Norsemen H. A. Guerber
  • Ten stalwart sons had he and one fair daughter, Signy by name.

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • Aunt Osla insisted upon Signy's retirement to a sofa—for the child still looked wan and nervous.

    Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • Then they looked to her and they saw Signy's face and it was white and stern.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Then the feast sped on the fairer, far into the night, but amidst the mirth Sigmund and Signy were sad at heart.

  • "There is no 'perhaps' about it, Signy," he retorted a little sharply.

    Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • "All right," said he, and up the hill he bounded, while Signy set herself to picking up shells.

    Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • But you are a trump all the same, Signy; you are; and as good as a boy.

    Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • The poem does not record the death of Siggeir's and Signy's son, though the saga does.

  • Uncle Brs was not so very difficult to persuade as Signy had imagined.

    Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby

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