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[bahl-moo ng]
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  1. (in the Nibelungenlied) a sword seized from the Nibelungs by Siegfried.
Also Bal·munc [bahl-moo ngk] /ˈbɑl mʊŋk/.
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Examples from the Web for balmung

Historical Examples

  • He should have the good sword Balmung as reward, they cried.

    Stories of Siegfried

    Mary MacGregor

  • He thrust Balmung, his wonderful sword, deep into the monster's body.

    Our Little German Cousin

    Mary Hazelton Wade

  • Gird about you this sword, the good Balmung, and go northward.

  • "Balmung" (for that was the name Siegfried gave the sword) "is the finest weapon man ever made," he cried.

    Our Little German Cousin

    Mary Hazelton Wade

  • If his war-coat can withstand the stroke of such a sword as Balmung, then I shall not be ashamed to be his underling.

British Dictionary definitions for balmung


Balmunc (ˈbælmʊŋk)

  1. (in the Nibelungenlied) Siegfried's sword
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