(in the Nibelungenlied) the son of Sigmund and Sieglinde and the husband of Kriemhild. He kills the dragon Fafnir, acquires the treasure of the Nibelungs, wins Brünnhilde for Gunther, and is finally killed by Hagen at the behest of Brünnhilde, whom he had once promised to marry: corresponds to the Sigurd of the Volsunga Saga.
(italics) See The Ring of the Nibelung.
a male given name.
(German myth) a German prince, the son of Sigmund and husband of Kriemhild, who, in the Nibelungenlied, assumes possession of the treasure of the Nibelungs by slaying the dragon that guards it, wins Brunhild for King Gunther, and is eventually killed by Hagen Norse equivalent Sigurd
noun 1. a piece of gold or silver stamped as provisional legal tender in a besieged area.
sigmoiditis sig·moid·i·tis (sĭg’moi-dī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the sigmoid colon.
sigmoido- or sigmoid- pref. Sigmoid; sigmoid colon: sigmoidopexy.
sigmoidoproctostomy sig·moi·do·proc·tos·to·my (sĭg-moi’dō-prŏk-tŏs’tə-mē) n. Establishment of an artificial anus by surgically creating an opening at the junction of the sigmoid colon and the rectum. Also called sigmoidorectostomy.