[ nee-buh-loong ]
/ ˈni bəˌlʊŋ /
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noun, plural Ni·be·lungs, Ni·be·lung·en.Teutonic Legend.
any of a race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure captured by Siegfried.
the followers of Siegfried.
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How to use Nibelung in a sentence
All round Worms, place-names connected with the Nibelung tale occur with remarkable (p. 035) frequency.
"We will go to welcome the fleet," said Brunhild, and together they met the brave Nibelung army and lodged them in Isenland.
The divine hero Siegfried, who first obtained it and thus became a Nibelung, left to his race the claim to the treasure.Life of Wagner|Louis Nohl
Sigurd took the cup out of the hands of the fair Nibelung maiden and he drank the potion.The Children of Odin|Padraic Colum
In 1876 the theatre was finished, and that colossal work, the Ring of the Nibelung, was brought forward and put upon the stage.Richard Wagner and his Poetical Work|Judith Gautier
British Dictionary definitions for Nibelung
/ (ˈniːbəˌlʊŋ) /
noun plural -lungs or -lungen (-ˌlʊŋən) German myth
any of the race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure hoard stolen by Siegfried
one of Siegfried's companions or followers
(in the Nibelungenlied) a member of the family of Gunther, king of Burgundy
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