Nibelung

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Ni·be·lung

 (nē′bə-lo͝ong′)
n. Mythology
1. Any of a race of subterranean dwarfs whose hoard of riches and magic ring were taken from them by Siegfried.
2. A follower of Siegfried.
3. One of the Burgundian kings in the Nibelungenlied.

[German, from Middle High German Nibelunc, from Old High German Nibulunc, Nibilung.]

Nibelung

(ˈniːbəˌlʊŋ)
n, pl -lungs or -lungen (-ˌlʊŋən)
1. (European Myth & Legend) any of the race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure hoard stolen by Siegfried
2. (European Myth & Legend) one of Siegfried's companions or followers
3. (European Myth & Legend) (in the Nibelungenlied) a member of the family of Gunther, king of Burgundy

Ni•be•lung

(ˈni bəˌlʊŋ)

n., pl. -lungs, -lung•en.
1. (in Germanic legend) any of a race of dwarfs who possess a treasure that confers unlimited power on its owner.
2. (in the Nibelungenlied)
a. a follower of Siegfried.
b. a member of Gunther's family; a Burgundian.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nibelung - (German mythology) a companion or follower of Siegfried
mythology - myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
Teuton - a member of the ancient Germanic people who migrated from Jutland to southern Gaul and were annihilated by the Romans
2.Nibelung - (German mythology) any of the race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure hoard that was stolen by Siegfried
mythology - myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
gnome, dwarf - a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
Teuton - a member of the ancient Germanic people who migrated from Jutland to southern Gaul and were annihilated by the Romans