noun Scandinavian Mythology.
Origin of Valkyrie
Examples from the Web for valkyrie
Bryan is very interested in World War II, which was a very big part of X-Men, Valkyrie, and Apt Pupil.
But even before Valkyrie was released, Cruise had been through a sort of career intervention.
Even though you go into Valkyrie knowing how it will end, the details of history are still plenty engaging.
But even though you go into Valkyrie knowing how it will end, the details of history are still plenty engaging.
Before the rising of the curtain we have the first and one of the greatest of the ear-pictures of the Valkyrie.Richard Wagner|John F. Runciman
There always must be some luck, but it was most untimely for 'Valkyrie's' spinnakers to burst.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
And since then she had thrown herself at his feet many times—every time she sang in the "Valkyrie."Evelyn Innes|George Moore
"Siegmund thou hast taught me to love," murmurs the Valkyrie.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley
Wotan catches her, and as a punishment dismisses her from her post as a Valkyrie.The Kingdom of God is Within You, What is Art|Lyof N. Tolstoi
British Dictionary definitions for valkyrie
Walkyrie Valkyr (ˈvælkɪə)
Word Origin for Valkyrie
Word Origin and History for valkyrie
1768, one of 12 war-maidens who escorted the brave dead to Valhalla, from Old Norse valkyrja, literally "chooser of the slain," from valr "those slain in battle" (see Valhalla) + kyrja "chooser," from ablaut root of kjosa "to choose," from Proto-Germanic *keusan, from PIE *geus- "to taste, choose" (see gusto). Old English form was Wælcyrie, but they seem not to have figured as largely in Anglo-Saxon tales as in Scandinavian. German Walküre (Wagner) is from Norse.