noun Etymology: Old Norse Brynhildr Date: 1590 a Valkyrie who is waked from an enchanted sleep by Sigurd and later has him killed when he forgets her

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  • Brynhild — Brynhild, s. Brunhilde …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Brynhild — er i nordisk mytologi en valkyrie, datter af kong Budle og gift med Gunnar …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Brynhild — [brin′hild΄] n. [ON Brynhildr < brynja, armor + hildr, fight] Norse Myth. a Valkyrie awakened from an enchanted sleep by Sigurd: deceived by him into marrying Gunnar, she brings about Sigurd s death and then kills herself: see also BRUNHILD …   English World dictionary

  • Brynhild — Brunhild von Gaston Bussière 1897 Brünhild oder auch Brynhild ist eine mythologische Figur aus dem nordischen Sagenkreis. Die früheste bekannte reale Trägerin des Namens war die westgotische Prinzessin und Merowinger Königin Brunichildis (so die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brynhild —    , Brunhild    In the Volsung Cycle a Valkyrie who is awakened from a charmed sleep by Sigurd, to whom she becomes betrothed. Later, Sigurd, having lost his memory, impersonates Gunnar to enable him to win Brynhild. To do this he rides through… …   Who’s Who in non-classical mythology

  • Brynhild — Brunehilde (mythologie) Brünhild beobachtet Gunther (Brunehilde observant Gunther), peinture de Johann Heinrich Füssli, (1807). [1] Brunehilde en français ou Brynhildr en …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Brynhild — /brin hild/, n. Scand. Legend. a Valkyrie and the wife of Gunnar, for whom she was won by Sigurd: corresponds to Brunhild in the Nibelungenlied. * * * …   Universalium

  • Brynhild — Bryn•hild [[t]ˈbrɪn hɪld[/t]] n. myt (in the Volsunga Saga) a Valkyrie and the wife of Gunnar. See Brunhild …   From formal English to slang

  • Brynhild — /brɪnˈhɪld/ (say brin hild) noun → Brunhild …   Australian English dictionary

  • Brynhild — noun a Valkyrie or a queen in the Nibelungenlied who loved the hero Siegfried; when he deceived her she had him killed and then committed suicide • Syn: ↑Brunhild, ↑Brunnhilde • Topics: ↑Norse mythology, ↑Teuton, ↑mythology • Instance Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

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