noun Scandinavian Legend.

a Valkyrie and the wife of Gunnar, for whom she was won by Sigurd: corresponds to Brunhild in the Nibelungenlied. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of brynhild

  • It is love for Sigurd, and jealousy of Gudrun, that form the motive of Brynhild.

  • Here also the character of Brynhild is the inspiration of the poet.

  • The mood of Brynhild is altered later, and she "weeps at that she had laughed at."

  • The death of Brynhild is alluded to, but that is not the chief motive.

  • Doomed was Brynhild on the instant she went against Odin's will.

British Dictionary definitions for brynhild



Norse myth a Valkyrie won as the wife of Gunnar by Sigurd who wakes her from an enchanted sleep: corresponds to Brunhild in the Nibelungenlied
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