[ broo n-hil-duh; German bryn-hil-duh ]
/ brʊnˈhɪl də; German ˌbrünˈhɪl də /


the heroine of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelungs.Compare Siegfried.


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Cultural definitions for brunnhilde

[ (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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