American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Valkyrie who is revived from an enchanted sleep by Sigurd.
- n. 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
“There is a maid fair to see at Heimi's; men call her Brynhild, Budli's daughter, but the great king Heimi fosters the proud maid ....”
“He has to recall Brynhild; take back his former instructions; and ordain that”
“Yea, few dare speak of Brynhild as morning fadeth in noon”
“And most are likely to know something about how he evades the ring of fire and awakens Brynhild, and how his vows to her are broken through magic, leading him to marry Gudrún instead.”
“Brynhild, who was hight Bekkhild, because she had bidden at home, and learned handicraft, whereas Brynhild fared with helm and byrny, unto the wars, wherefore was she called Brynhild.”
“Then said Brynhild, “This seat is for few, but and if my father come.””
“Then said Brynhild, “I swore an oath to wed the man who should ride my flaming fire, and that oath will I hold to, or die.””
“Says Brynhild, “Sigurd slew Fafnir, and that only deed is of more worth than all the might of King Gunnar.””
““No secret speech had we,” quoth Brynhild, “though we swore oath together; and full well didst thou know that thou wentest about to beguile me; verily thou shalt have thy reward!””
“The grand poem, called the “Hell-ride of Brynhild”, is not represented directly by anything in the prose except that the Sagaman has supplied from it a link or two wanting in the “Lay of Sigrdrifa”; it will be found translated in our second part.”
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