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A queen in the Nibelungenlied whose character generally corresponds to that of the Valkyrie Brynhild of Norse myth.


(ˈbrʊnhɪld; -hɪlt) or


(European Myth & Legend) (in the Nibelungenlied) a legendary queen won for King Gunther by the magic of Siegfried: corresponds to Brynhild in Norse mythology


(ˈbrʊn hɪlt, -hɪld, ˈbrun-)

also Brun•hil•de

(brʊnˈhɪl də)


(in the Nibelungenlied) a queen of great beauty and physical strength won by Siegfried for Gunther. See Brynhild.
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Noun1.Brunhild - 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
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Norse mythology - the mythology of Scandinavia (shared in part by Britain and Germany) until the establishment of Christianity
Teuton - a member of the ancient Germanic people who migrated from Jutland to southern Gaul and were annihilated by the Romans
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