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Gunther

[guhn-ther for 1, 3; goo n-ter for 2]
noun
  1. John,1901–1970, U.S. journalist and author.
  2. (in the Nibelungenlied) a king of Burgundy and the husband of Brunhild, beheaded by Kriemhild in her revenge for the murder of Siegfried.Compare Gunnar.
  3. a male given name.
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Gunther

noun
  1. (in the Nibelungenlied) a king of Burgundy, allied with Siegfried, who won for him his wife Brunhild. He corresponds to Gunnar in Norse mythology
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Gunther

also Gunter, masc. proper name, Old High German Gundhard, literally "bold in war," from gund "war" (see gun) + hart "hard, strong, bold" (see hard).

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