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Nibelung

[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.
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Examples from the Web for nibelung

Historical Examples of nibelung

  • The second Wagner course relates to the "Ring of the Nibelung."

    The Pianolist

    Gustav Kobb

  • 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.

    Operas Every Child Should Know

    Mary Schell Hoke Bacon

  • Taking the Nibelung ring from his finger, he put it upon hers.

    Operas Every Child Should Know

    Mary Schell Hoke Bacon

  • But "The Ring of the Nibelung" produced vehement discussion.


British Dictionary definitions for nibelung

Nibelung

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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