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[broo n-hilt, -hild, broon-]
noun (in the Nibelungenlied)
  1. 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 [broo n-hil-duh] /brʊnˈhɪl də/, Brünnhilde.
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  • You see, Brunhild was not pleased with the husband she had gained and preferred Siegfried.

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  • Brunhild summoned Gunther to defend her, and he sent for Siegfried.

  • Kriemhild's face was very happy; Brunhild's was dark and frowning.

  • Then they were invited to pay a visit to Gunther and Brunhild.

  • Brunhild bade Kriemhild stand aside while she entered, and Kriemhild would not.

British Dictionary definitions for brunhild


Brnnhilde (German brynˈhɪldə)

  1. (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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