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Gunther

[guhn-ther for 1, 3; goo n-ter for 2] /ˈgʌn θər for 1, 3; ˈgʊn tər for 2/
noun
1.
John, 1901–1970, U.S. journalist and author.
2.
(in the Nibelungenlied) a king of Burgundy and the husband of Brunhild, beheaded by Kriemhild in her revenge for the murder of Siegfried.
Compare Gunnar.
3.
a male given name.
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Gunther

/ˈɡʊntə/
noun
1.
(in the Nibelungenlied) a king of Burgundy, allied with Siegfried, who won for him his wife Brunhild. He corresponds to Gunnar in Norse mythology
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Word Origin and History for Gunther

also Gunter, masc. proper name, Old High German Gundhard, literally "bold in war," from gund "war" (see gun) + hart "hard, strong, bold" (see hard).

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