English translation: fateful/prophetic warrior maidens
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German to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Folklore
German term or phrase:schicksalskundige Kampfjungfrau
This is from the bibliographical information for a collection of Austrian fairytales. I can find various versions of this story but I'm not sure what to make of this phrase:
"Das in ähnlichen Varianten in ganz Österreich bekannte Märchen bezieht sich auf eine nordgermanische Überlieferung: Die **schicksalskundigen Kampfjungfrauen** Fenja und Menja setzen die Mühle Grotti in Gang, die zunächst Glück und Wohlstand mahlt, schliefllich aber durch ungeheure Mengen Salz die Schiffe zum Sinken bringt."
Should be Kamp*f*jungfrau in the header, like in your text. And schlieflich is probably schließlich.
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battle maiden acquainted with misfortune
Explanation: "Battle maiden" is pretty straightforward. Schicksalskundig generally refers to someone who has had a tough life/past and knows how hard life/fate can be; so I would suggest something like "acquainted with misfortune."
("Adversity" could also work, but "fortune" has a more direct connection to the fate/destiny understanding of "Schicksal.")
LP Schumacher Germany Local time: 07:44 Native speaker of: English