Sigmund [sig-muh nd, seeg-moo nd; German zeek-moo nt] Examples noun

  1. (in the Volsunga Saga) the son of Volsung and Liod; the father, through his sister, Signy, of Sinfjotli; the husband first of Borghild, then of Hjordis; and the father of Sigurd.
  2. (in the Nibelungenlied) the king of the Netherlands and father of Siegfried.
  3. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “victory” and “protection.”

Examples from the Web for sigmund Contemporary Examples of sigmund

  • In the early 1900s, Sigmund Freud began to explore in earnest the similarities between neurotic behavior and ritual.

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    Michael Schulson

    August 10, 2014

  • The late, great British modernist painter—and grandson of Sigmund Freud—valued his privacy.

    A New Book Gives A Rare Glimpse Into The Life of Lucian Freud

    Erin Cunningham

    October 22, 2013

  • As it turns out, there are multiple, interlocking answers which range from Sigmund Freud to the pharmaceutical industry.

    America’s Depression Diagnoses Epidemic and How to Fix It

    Jesse Singal

    March 30, 2013

  • Even for our greatest philosopher of the surreal, Sigmund Freud, reality remained rooted in the personal and social.

    Freud Gets Automated

    Ryan Prior

    June 22, 2012

  • A century and a half after the birth of Sigmund Freud, our understanding of human behavior remains at the third-grade level.

    Can the Heart and Blood-Pressure Pill Propranolol Cure Racism?

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    March 13, 2012

  • Historical Examples of sigmund

  • “His name is Sigmund Courvoisier,” said I, with difficulty preserving my gravity.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • The answer, though ostensibly spoken to Sigmund, was a revelation to me.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • He was unperceived by Friedhelm and Sigmund, who were looking after the procession.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • Sigmund, who had not been very well that day, was awake, and restless.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • But “auch Sigmund” may express much more in German than in English.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for sigmund Sigmund noun

    1. Norse myth the father of the hero Sigurd
    2. Also called: Siegmund (German ˈziːkmʊnt) German myth king of the Netherlands, father of Siegfried
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