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Brünnhilde

[broo n-hil-duh; German bryn-hil-duh]
noun
  1. the heroine of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelungs.Compare Siegfried.
  2. Brunhild.
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Examples from the Web for brunnhilde

Historical Examples of brunnhilde

  • She meant to be a Wagner singer, an extraordinary Isolde and Brunnhilde.

    Painted Veils

    James Huneker

  • Don't you remember the white horse of Brunnhilde in 'Siegfried'?

    Painted Veils

    James Huneker

  • Who is the Siegfried that will release this Brunnhilde from her bed of fire?

    Painted Veils

    James Huneker

  • His passion encompassed me; I felt like Brunnhilde surrounded by a sea of flame.

    Marie Tarnowska

    Annie Vivanti

  • Then spake Wotan again, his eyes dwelling ever on Brunnhilde.

    The Valkyries

    Edward Frederic Benson


brunnhilde in Culture

Brünnhilde

[(broohn-hil-duh)]

A character in Norse mythology, also known by the name Brynhild. Brünnhilde, a Valkyrie, or woman servant of Odin, loved the hero Siegfried. After she found out that he had deceived her, she had him killed and committed suicide.

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