[ broon-hilt, -hild, broon- ]
/ ˈbrʊn hɪlt, -hɪld, ˈbrun- /
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noun (in the Nibelungenlied)
a queen of Isenland and the bride of Gunther, for whom she was won by Siegfried: corresponds to Brynhild in Scandinavian legends.
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Also Brun·hil·de [broon-hil-duh], /brʊnˈhɪl də/, Brünnhilde.
Words nearby Brunhild
brunet, Brunetière, brunette, brunfelsia, brung, Brunhild, Brüning, brunizem, Brünn, Brunner, Brunner's gland
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How to use Brunhild in a sentence
Brunhild’s execution was clearly designed to eliminate her in the same way.
Years earlier, Brunhild had tangled with a monk named Columbanus.
But we see at once that the figure of Brunhild has here lost much of its original significance.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
The Frankish queen Brunhild was put to death in a similar way in the year 613.The Heroic Age|H. Munro Chadwick
He told the King how Brunhild would challenge him to three contests, or games, as she would call them.
"We will go to welcome the fleet," said Brunhild, and together they met the brave Nibelung army and lodged them in Isenland.
Gunther asks for Brunhild, Etzel for Kriemhild without ever having seen one another.The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State|Frederick Engels
British Dictionary definitions for Brunhild
Brnnhilde (German brynˈhɪldə)
/ (ˈbrʊnhɪld, -hɪlt) /
(in the Nibelungenlied) a legendary queen won for King Gunther by the magic of Siegfried: corresponds to Brynhild in Norse mythology
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