Old English 
From Proto-Germanic *walo- or *walu-, from Proto-Indo-European *welə- ‘wound, injure’. Cognate with Old Saxon wal- (in waldâd ‘murderous deed’), Old High German wal, Old Norse valr.
In Old Norse valkyrja, Old English wælcyrge; literally, "chooser of the slain". The Germanic word may be cognage with Latin vulnus ‘wound’ and Old Irish fuil ‘blood’.
- slaughter, carnage
- the slain, (rarely) a slain person, corpse
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