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Gunnar

[goo n-nahr, goo n-er] /ˈgʊn nɑr, ˈgʊn ər/
noun
1.
Scandinavian Legend. the husband of Brynhild: corresponds to Gunther in the Nibelungenlied.
2.
a male given name.
Origin of Gunnar
< Old Norse Gunnarr, equivalent to gunn battle + herr master; compare Gundaharius, Latinized form of a Burgundian personal name
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  • Time passed and King Giuki died, Gunnar, his son, succeeding him.

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • And at that Gunnar was sorely troubled, for he loved Sigurd very dearly.

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • They laid it bleeding on the charger and bore it before Gunnar.

  • There are seventy-six lines (incomplete) beginning with the colloquy of Gunnar and Hogni.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • Here the death of Gunnar is told by Oddrun his mistress, the sister of Attila.

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • It is understood in Gunnar's reply, that the gold of the Niblung treasure is what is sought for.

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  • It would have been wholly inept and spiritless to transfer this from Gunnar to Attila.

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  • They set everything in tune for the story of Gunnar's death which follows.

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British Dictionary definitions for Gunnar

Gunnar

/ˈɡʊnɑː/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) brother of Gudrun and husband of Brynhild, won for him by Sigurd. He corresponds to Gunther in the Nibelungenlied
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