Definition of Brunhild

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Brunnhilde, Brynhild
Category relationships: Mythology, Norse Mythology, Teuton
Generic synonyms: Valkyrie

Lexicographical Neighbors of Brunhild

Brumpt's white mycetoma
Brunei Darussalam
Brunei dollar
Brunfelsia americana
Brunhild (current term)
Brunn's membrane
Brunn reaction
Bruno Walter
Bruns' nystagmus
Bruns ataxia
Brunswick black
Brunswick green

Literary usage of Brunhild

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Corpus Poeticum Boreale: The Poetry of the Old Northern Tongue from the by Guðbrandur Vigfússon, Frederick York Powell (1883)
"THE Brunhild POET. THE LONG LAY OF Brunhild. The first in order and importance of the Brunhild GROUP is the Long Lay of Brunhild, headed 'Kvida ..."

2. Corpus Poeticvm Boreale: The Poetry of the Old Northern Tongue, from the by Guðbrandur Vigfússon, Edda Sæmunder, Frederick York Powell (1883)
"THE Brunhild POET. THE LONG LAY OF Brunhild. AFTER the great lacuna in R, there come a series of poems of a different character. ..."

3. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1848)
"This was Brunhild, who, according to the Scandinavian story, is a Valkyria, ... Brunhild had slain a king to whom Odin had promised victory; and, ..."

4. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Leon Vallée, Alois Brandl (1899)
"So all took Siegfried's counsel, and sure it brought them good Soon after, when king Gunther before queen Brunhild stood. How GUNTHER WON Brunhild. ..."

5. Epics and Romances of the Middle Ages by Wilhelm Wägner, M. W. Macdowall (1883)
"THE WOOING OF Brunhild. \ FTER a favourable voyage they arrived at ... Brunhild laughed, and asked whether he ntended to fight aided by his three comrades. ..."

6. The Poets and Poetry of Europe: With Introductions and Biographical Notices by Cornelius Conway Felton (1845)
"By the aid of the invisible Siegfried, Gdn- ther conquers Brunhild in each of the three ... As Brunhild, before she consente to follow Günther to Worms, ..."

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