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Brynhild

[brin-hild] /ˈbrɪn hɪld/
noun, Scandinavian Legend.
1.
a Valkyrie and the wife of Gunnar, for whom she was won by Sigurd: corresponds to Brunhild in the Nibelungenlied.
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  • It is love for Sigurd, and jealousy of Gudrun, that form the motive of Brynhild.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • Here also the character of Brynhild is the inspiration of the poet.

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  • The mood of Brynhild is altered later, and she "weeps at that she had laughed at."

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    W. P. Ker
  • The death of Brynhild is alluded to, but that is not the chief motive.

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    W. P. Ker
  • Doomed was Brynhild on the instant she went against Odin's will.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • He laid his sword Gram at her feet, and he said her name, "Brynhild."

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • But he had no memory now of the House of Flame, nor of Brynhild, who waited there for him.

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  • "He who has come through that wall of flaring fire may claim me," Brynhild said.

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  • They wrestled, Sigurd the first of heroes, and Brynhild, the Valkyrie.

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  • Brynhild did not look upon them, but covered her face with her hands.

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British Dictionary definitions for Brynhild

Brynhild

/ˈbrɪnhɪld/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) a Valkyrie won as the wife of Gunnar by Sigurd who wakes her from an enchanted sleep: corresponds to Brunhild in the Nibelungenlied
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