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ˈloʊ kilo·k·i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lokinoun

    (Norse mythology) trickster; god of discord and mischief; contrived death of Balder and was overcome by Thor


  1. Lokinoun

    The god of mischief and trickery; growing progressively evil, he kills Balder, and is bound until Ragnarok, the end of the world.


  1. LOKI

    In cryptography, LOKI89 and LOKI91 are symmetric-key block ciphers designed as possible replacements for the Data Encryption Standard (DES). The ciphers were developed based on a body of work analysing DES, and are very similar to DES in structure. The LOKI algorithms were named for Loki, the god of mischief in Norse mythology.


  1. loki

    Loki is a complex character in Norse mythology, often portrayed as a trickster or cunning individual with shape-shifting abilities. He is known for his constant mischief and manipulative strategies, often causing chaos amongst gods and humans. However, Loki is also recognized for his intelligence and resourcefulness, occasionally helping the gods to resolve the issues he originally caused. In the Marvel universe, Loki is also a character, depicted as the adoptive brother and archenemy of superhero Thor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lokinoun

    the evil deity, the author of all calamities and mischief, answering to the African of the Persians

  2. Etymology: [Icel. Loki, perh. akin to lokka, locka to allure, entice.]


  1. Loki

    In Norse mythology, Loki, Loptr, or Hveðrungr is a god or jötunn. Loki is the son of Fárbauti and Laufey, and the brother of Helblindi and Býleistr. By the jötunn Angrboða, Loki is the father of Hel, the wolf Fenrir, and the world serpent Jörmungandr. By his wife Sigyn, Loki is the father of Narfi and/or Nari. And by the stallion Svaðilfari, Loki is the mother—giving birth in the form of a mare—to the eight-legged horse Sleipnir. In addition, Loki is referred to as the father of Váli in the Prose Edda. Loki's relation with the gods varies by source. Loki sometimes assists the gods and sometimes causes problems for them. Loki is a shape shifter and in separate incidents he appears in the form of a salmon, mare, seal, a fly, and possibly an elderly woman. Loki's positive relations with the gods end with his role in engineering the death of the god Baldr. Loki is eventually bound by the gods with the entrails of one of his sons. In both the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda, the goddess Skaði is responsible for placing a serpent above him while he is bound. The serpent drips venom from above him that Sigyn collects into a bowl; however, she must empty the bowl when it is full, and the venom that drips in the mean time causes Loki to writhe in pain, thereby causing earthquakes. With the onset of Ragnarök, Loki is foretold to slip free from his bonds and to fight against the gods among the forces of the jötnar, at which time he will encounter the god Heimdallr and the two will slay each other.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Loki

    lō′ki, n. an evil giant-god in Norse mythology.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Loki

    in the Norse mythology, a primitive spirit of evil who mingles with the Norse gods, distinguished for his cunning and ensnaring ways, whose devices are only evil in appearance, and are overruled for good.

Editors Contribution

  1. LOKI

    A small demi-demon who isn't as evil as he seems, he is actually very sweet and shy. He doesn't like fighting or yelling in general, and tries to see the good in anyone.

    Loki Brooks Loki Cheshire Genetta

    Submitted by wingedtruth2522 on October 26, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loki in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loki in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of loki in a Sentence

  1. Brianna Vorhees:

    I lost my precious golden retriever Loki to lymphoma last year at 4 years old, so I had a heart for golden retrievers to begin with.

  2. Tom Hiddleston:

    All I can tell you is that it is called Loki.

  3. Tom Hiddleston:

    They just wanted people to see these new characters, these new actors and the remit was, if youre over 6 foot and youve got blonde hair, you can come have a pop at it, so...I never auditioned for Loki, I only auditioned for Thor, which is nuts.

  4. Martin Terman:

    In the Norse mythology Loki originally was on the side of the rest of the gods, helping them once or twice using a particularly nast forms of trickery. He was a cunning negotiator with a talent for technicalities. He was sort of the Norse equivalent of a lawyer, no doubt the reason they tied him down in a pit dripping acidic venom on him.

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