Sieg·fried (sēgfrēd′, sĭg-)
The warrior hero of the Nibelungenlied and other Germanic medieval epics, corresponding generally to the hero Sigurd of Norse myth.
[German, from Middle High German Sīgfrit, from Old High German Sigifrith : sigu, victory; see segh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + fridu, peace; see prī- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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