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Skirnir

[skeer-nir] /ˈskɪər nɪr/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology
1.
the servant of Frey: symbol of the sun.
Origin of Skirnir
< Old Norse Skírnir, equivalent to skír(r) bright, clear (cf. sheer1) + -nir noun suffix
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  • Her willfulness was quite broken, and now she sought only to make Skirnir unsay the words of horror.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • "I shall bring the maid to you," said Skirnir the Venturesome.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • "If I choose to die, you need not weep for me," quoth Skirnir boldly.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • No sword ever owned was as bright as his except the sword that Frey had given to Skirnir.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Skirnir hid his face, and the horse flew along swifter than the wind.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • Skirnir was too sensible to think this speech worth answering.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • Skirnir brought it to Asgard and put it into the hands of the Gods.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Skirnir heard this gladly, for now he knew what he would do.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • Skirnir took Freyr's horse and magic sword, rode through the flames, and conquered the unwilling Gerda by means of runes.

  • Now Skirnir's voice was loud and the hoof-beats of his horse were mighty.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown

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