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Brunhild

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

In the Nibelungenlied, the wife of Gunther, who instigated the murder of Siegfried. In the Norse versions she is Brynhild, a Valkyrie whom Sigurd (the counterpart of Siegfried) wins by...

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Brunhild

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

In the Nibelungenlied, the wife of Gunther, who instigated the murder of Siegfried. In the Norse versions she is Brynhild, a Valkyrie whom Sigurd (the counterpart of Siegfried) wins by...

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Brünhild

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 15 words.

Germanic:

from brun ‘armour’ + hild battle’, name of a Valkyrie.

Also: Brünhilde.

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Brunhild

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 49 words.

The daughter of the king of Islant, a powerful virgin warrior loved by gunther, one of the two great

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Brunhild

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 114 words.

• Schwarzwald • Buchenwald • beheld, eld, geld, held, meld, self-propelled, upheld, weld, withheld • Ziegfeld • unparalleled •

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Brunhild

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 114 words.

• Schwarzwald • Buchenwald • beheld, eld, geld, held, meld, self-propelled, upheld, weld, withheld • Ziegfeld • unparalleled •

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Brunhild

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 3 words.

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Brunhild

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 77 words.

In Norse mythology Brynhild is a warlike but beautiful princess, a valkyrie, or attendant of Odin. In the German

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Brunhild

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 62 words.

in the Nibelungenlied, the wife of Gunther, who instigated the murder of Siegfried. In the Norse versions she is

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Brunhild (Brunhilde, Brünhild, Brynhild)

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 55 words.

Female protagonist in Germanic mythology and heroic tradition belonging to the Nibelung tradition; a *Valkyrie (shield-maiden) in the Scandinavian tradition

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Brunhild (613)

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 263 words.

*Frankish queen and regent. She was the daughter of the *Visigothic King *Athanagild, and sister of *

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