[ nee-buh-loong-uhn-leet ]
/ ˈni bəˌlʊŋ ənˌlit /
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a Middle High German epic of c1200, related to the Scandinavian Volsunga Saga and telling of the life of Siegfried, his marriage to Kriemhild, his wooing of Brunhild on behalf of Gunther, his murder by Hagen, and the revenge of Kriemhild.
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How to use Nibelungenlied in a sentence
Siegfried of the Nibelungenlied, after slaying the Regin dragon, makes himself invulnerable by bathing in its blood.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
The Nibelungenlied has been attributed to two or three writers instead of one.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
Let us now consider briefly the history of the Nibelungenlied.
On both these occasions the Nibelungenlied mentions also a girdle.
Now the Nibelungenlied says nothing of a relationship of this kind.
British Dictionary definitions for Nibelungenlied
/ German (ˈniːbəlʊŋənliːt) /
a medieval High German heroic epic of unknown authorship based on German history and legend and written about 1200
Word Origin for Nibelungenlied
literally: song of the Nibelungs
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