Other Word Forms of Valkyrie
Origin of Valkyrie
From Old Norse valkyrja (“chooser of the slain", singular), plural valkyrjur (plural), either from Germanic roots equivalent to, or formed in Norse from, the elements valr (“the slain") + kjósa (“to choose"). Cognate to Old English wælcyrge. First attested in English as a proper noun (Valkyries) in the 1770s; attested as a common noun (valkyries) since the 1880s.
The proper noun Valkyries was attested before the common noun valkyries. See the entry valkyrie for more.
Old Norse Valkyrja welə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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