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Gunnar

[goo n-nahr, goo n-er] /ˈgʊn nɑr, ˈgʊn ər/
noun
1.
Scandinavian Legend. the husband of Brynhild: corresponds to Gunther in the Nibelungenlied.
2.
a male given name.
Origin of Gunnar
< Old Norse Gunnarr, equivalent to gunn battle + herr master; compare Gundaharius, Latinized form of a Burgundian personal name
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  • Gunnar told him that they had news which they thought a good deal of.

    Frey and His Wife Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Time passed and King Giuki died, Gunnar, his son, succeeding him.

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • So now Gunnar goes to her again, and asked her, what wrought her woe, or if there were anything that might amend it.

  • Here the death of Gunnar is told by Oddrun his mistress, the sister of Attila.

    Epic and Romance W. P. Ker
  • So Gunnar had the greatest honour from that suit, and afterwards men rode home from the Thing.

  • It is understood in Gunnar's reply, that the gold of the Niblung treasure is what is sought for.

    Epic and Romance W. P. Ker
  • It would have been wholly inept and spiritless to transfer this from Gunnar to Attila.

    Epic and Romance W. P. Ker
  • They set everything in tune for the story of Gunnar's death which follows.

    Epic and Romance W. P. Ker
British Dictionary definitions for Gunnar

Gunnar

/ˈɡʊnɑː/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) brother of Gudrun and husband of Brynhild, won for him by Sigurd. He corresponds to Gunther in the Nibelungenlied
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