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Etzel

[et-suh l]
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noun German Legend.
  1. Attila: represented in the Nibelungenlied as the second husband of Kriemhild after the death of Siegfried.
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Historical Examples

  • By train to the foot of the mountains, and then on foot for the ten miles to Etzel.

    Long Live the King

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • What then awaited her at the old castle above the church at Etzel?

    Long Live the King

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • At length grew angry Etzel, / that stillness was so long within.

  • Straightway the thanes of Etzel / ready stood her hest to do.

  • What might it boot to Etzel / that we strangers all lay dead.


British Dictionary definitions for etzel

Etzel

noun
  1. German legend a great king who, according to the Nibelungenlied, was the second husband of Kriemhild after the death of Siegfried: identified with Attila the HunCompare Atli
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