Val*hal"la(?), n. [Icel. valhll, literally, hall of the slain; valr the slain (akin to AS. wl, OHG. wal battlefield, wuol defeat, slaughter, AS. wl pestilence) + hll a royal hall. See Hall, and cf. Walhalla.]
(Scand. Myth.) The palace of immortality, inhabited by the souls of heroes slain in battle.
2. Fig.: A hall or temple adorned with statues and memorials of a nation's heroes; specifically, the Pantheon near Ratisbon, in Bavaria, consecrated to the illustrious dead of all Germany.
Val"ian*cy(?), } n. [Cf. F. vaillance. See Valiant.] The quality or state of being valiant; bravery; valor. [Obs.] "His doughty valiance." Spenser.
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