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Duerʹgar (2 syl.)

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Dwarfs who dwell in rocks and hills; noted for their strength, subtilty, magical powers, and skill in metallurgy. They are the personification of the subterranean powers of nature. According to the Gotho-German myth, the duergar were first maggots in Ymir’s flesh, but afterwards assumed the likeness of men. The first duergar was Modsognʹer, the next Dyrin. N.B.—The Giant Ymir is Chaos. (See Heldenbuch.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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