'war engines' (Modern English guns)
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
Gunnhildr (gunnr 'war' (poetic) + hildr 'battle')
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
gūþ 'hostile encounter, battle, war'
Phonological and morphological markers
ON consonant cluster assimilation
The name 'Domina Gunilda' is attested in a Latin document of 1330-1 (see MED, OED) and the common noun becomes widespread shortly thereafter.
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus