[ nee-buh-loo ng ]
/ ˈni bəˌlʊŋ /

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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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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