from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Middle High German epic poem written in the early 13th century and based on the legends of Siegfried and of the Burgundian kings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A great medieval German epic of unknown authorship containing traditions which refer to the Burgundians at the time of Attila (called Etzel in the poem) and mythological elements pointing to heathen times.
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- n. an epic poem written in Middle High German and based on the legends of Siegfried and Teutonic kings
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Our Nibelungenlied, which is the chief source of our knowledge of the story as it developed in
Like Wagner's Ring cycle, "Die Nibelungen" is inspired by the medieval "Nibelungenlied," or "Song of the Nibelungs," an epic poem about the murder of dragon-slaying hero Siegfried.
He thought that in this particular episode, "the titanic conditions and occurrences of the 'Nibelungenlied'" and other pro-mediaeval legends had "been reduced to human dimensions."
"Nibelungenlied" are unknown; but the work remains to us as the greatest epic of Germany.
The quarrel of the two queens is likewise very differently depicted in the "Nibelungenlied" from what it is in the Norse version.
There are perhaps greater poems in literature than the "Nibelungenlied", but few so majestic in conception, so sublime in their tragedy, so simple in their execution, and so national in their character, as this great popular epic of German literature.
Norse, or by a large body of water, as in the "Nibelungenlied".
The dwarf legend is the more southern; it is told in detail in the "Nibelungenlied".
In the "Nibelungenlied" it becomes the real cause of Siegfried's death, for Brunhild plans to kill
This work has been undertaken in the belief that a literal translation of as famous an epic as the "Nibelungenlied" would be acceptable to the general reading public whose interest in the story of Siegfried has been stimulated by Wagner's operas and by the reading of such poems as