Bryn·​hild ˈbrin-ˌhild How to pronounce Brynhild (audio)
: a Valkyrie who is waked from an enchanted sleep by Sigurd and later has him killed when he forgets her

Word History


Old Norse Brynhildr

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Brynhild was in 1590

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“Brynhild.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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