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Valkyrie

noun Val·ky·rie \val-ˈkir-ē also val-ˈkī-rē, ˈval-kə-rē\

Definition of VALKYRIE

:  any of the maidens of Odin who choose the heroes to be slain in battle and conduct them to Valhalla
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Origin of VALKYRIE

German & Old Norse; German Walküre, from Old Norse valkyrja, literally, chooser of the slain; akin to Old English wælcyrige witch, Old Norse valr the slain, Old High German kiosan to choose — more at choose
First Known Use: 1770

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