Definition of Valkyrie in English:

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Valkyrie

Pronunciation: /valˈkirē/
/ˈvalˌkirē/

noun

Scandinavian Mythology
Each of Odin’s twelve handmaidens who conducted the slain warriors of their choice from the battlefield to Valhalla.
Example sentences
  • It was believed that when a Viking died in battle, a warrior maiden called a Valkyrie escorted him to Valhalla.
  • Brynhild, a Valkyrie, disobeyed Odin and was put to sleep until she would be woken by a man.
  • Perhaps the most widely known of legendary women warriors are the Greek Amazons and the Nordic Valkyries.

Origin

From Old Norse Valkyrja, literally 'chooser of the slain', from valr 'the slain' + kyrja 'chooser'.

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