Brunhild(redirected from Brunnehilde)
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A queen in the Nibelungenlied whose character generally corresponds to that of the Valkyrie Brynhild of Norse myth.
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Brunhild(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
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Brun•hild(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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|Noun||1.||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|
mythology - myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
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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