- (in the Volsunga Saga) the daughter of the king of the Nibelungs.
Origin of Gudrun
Old Norse Guthrun, equivalent to gunn(r), guth(r) battle + -rún feminine noun suffix
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Examples from the Web for gudrun
Gudrun stirred up her sons, Sorli and Hamther, to go and avenge their sister.
It is love for Sigurd, and jealousy of Gudrun, that form the motive of Brynhild.
This also is like the story of Hengest and the story of Gudrun in the way the action is proportioned.
It began with the slaying of Swanhild, the wrong to Gudrun—this part is lost.
In all three it is Attila who brings about the death of the brothers of Gudrun.
Guthrun (ˈɡʊðruːn) or Kudrun (ˈkʊdruːn)
- Norse myth the wife of Sigurd and, after his death, of Atli, whom she slew for his murder of her brother Gunnar. She corresponds to Kriemhild in the Nibelungenlied
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