[nee-buh-loo ng]
noun, plural Ni·be·lungs, Ni·be·lung·en. Teutonic Legend.
  1. any of a race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure captured by Siegfried.
  2. the followers of Siegfried. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -lungs or -lungen (-ˌlʊŋən) German myth
  1. any of the race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure hoard stolen by Siegfried
  2. one of Siegfried's companions or followers
  3. (in the Nibelungenlied) a member of the family of Gunther, king of Burgundy
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