Nibelung

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noun Ni·be·lung \ˈnē-bə-ˌlu̇ŋ\

Definition of Nibelung

plural

Nibelungs

also

Nibelungen

play \ˈnē-bə-ˌlu̇ŋ-ən\
  1. 1 :  a member of a race of dwarfs in Germanic legend

  2. 2 :  any of the followers of Siegfried

  3. 3 :  any of the Burgundian kings in the medieval German Nibelungenlied

Origin and Etymology of nibelung

German


First Known Use: 1814


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