- any of a race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure captured by Siegfried.
- the followers of Siegfried.
Examples from the Web for nibelung
Historical Examples of nibelung
The second Wagner course relates to the "Ring of the Nibelung."The Pianolist
With the Pipins of "Nivella," we come upon a word in consonance with "Nibelung."
It has been stolen by a Nibelung, and with the golden treasure he can rule the world.
Taking the Nibelung ring from his finger, he put it upon hers.
Then is heard the sharp, decisive rhythm of the Nibelung Motive.The Complete Opera Book
- 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