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Brünnhilde

[ broon-hil-duh; German bryn-hil-duh ]
/ brʊnˈhɪl də; German ˌbrünˈhɪl də /
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noun
the heroine of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelungs.Compare Siegfried.
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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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