Wal·​ky·​rie väl-ˈkir-ē How to pronounce Walkyrie (audio)
 also  väl-ˈkī-rē,
ˈväl-kə-rē How to pronounce Walkyrie (audio)

Word History


German Walküre & Old Norse valkyrja

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Walkyrie was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Walkyrie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Walkyrie. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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