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Gudrun

[goo d-roon] /ˈgʊd run/
noun
1.
(in the Volsunga Saga) the daughter of the king of the Nibelungs.
Compare Kriemhild.
Origin of Gudrun
Old Norse Guthrun, equivalent to gunn(r), guth(r) battle + -rún feminine noun suffix
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  • Gudrun stirred up her sons, Sorli and Hamther, to go and avenge their sister.

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    W. P. Ker
  • It is love for Sigurd, and jealousy of Gudrun, that form the motive of Brynhild.

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  • This also is like the story of Hengest and the story of Gudrun in the way the action is proportioned.

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  • It began with the slaying of Swanhild, the wrong to Gudrun—this part is lost.

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  • In all three it is Attila who brings about the death of the brothers of Gudrun.

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  • Here it was time that Gudrun should speak her mind, or at least the half of her mind.

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  • Then said Gudrun: "I did the worst to him, the man that I loved the most."

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  • Gudrun became an old woman, and it is said that she lost her sight.

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  • And she and the King had one daughter whose name was Gudrun.

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  • But neither Sigurd nor the maiden Gudrun knew of Grimhild's resolve.

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British Dictionary definitions for Gudrun

Gudrun

/ˈɡʊdruːn/
noun
1.
(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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