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/ ˈgʊd run /
(in the Volsunga Saga) the daughter of the king of the Nibelungs.
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Origin of Gudrun
Old Norse Guthrun, equivalent to gunn(r), guth(r) battle + -rún feminine noun suffix
Words nearby Gudrun
, gudgeon pin
, guelder rose
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use Gudrun in a sentence
Gudrun is nominally reconciled with Atli, but in secret plans revenge for the death of her brothers.
To Gudrun, who wakes from sleep by his side, he points to Brynhild as the instigator of the crime, and dies.
At last one of the women lifts the cloth from Sigurd's face and lays his head upon Gudrun's lap.
With a harp communicated to him by Gudrun he pacifies them all but one, which stings him to the heart, and thus Gunnar dies.
British Dictionary definitions for Gudrun
Guthrun (ˈɡʊðruːn) or Kudrun (ˈkʊdruːn)
Norse myth the wife of Sigurd and, after his death, of Atli, whom she slew for his murder of her brother Gunnar. She corresponds to Kriemhild in the Nibelungenlied
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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