wælcyrge

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *walakuzjǭ, either by descent or through Old Norse valkyrja.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwæl.kyr.je/, [ˈwæɫ.kyrˠ.je]

Noun[edit]

wælcyrġe f

  1. a malevolent female demon
  2. a sorceress, a female witch
    • her syndan wiccan & wælcyrian. (Wulfstan, Sermo ad Anglos, ca. 1015)

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: walkirie, walkyrie