Definition of Valkyrie noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvælkɪri//
, BrE//vælˈkɪəri//
; NAmE NAmE//vælˈkɪri//
, NAmE//vælˈkaɪri//
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(in ancient Scandinavian stories) one of the twelve female servants of the god Odin, who selected men who had been killed in battle and took them to Valhalla Word Originfrom Old Norse Valkyrja, literally ‘chooser of the slain’, from valr ‘the slain’ + kyrja ‘chooser’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Valkyrie