Nibelungenlied

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Nibelungenlied an epic poem written in Middle High German and based on the legends of Siegfried and Teutonic kings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nibelungenlied 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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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
G. See Nibelungs; Lied

Usage

In literature:

I thought perhaps he meant Wagner's Nibelungen operas, and began to dig them out.
"The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
The character of the Nibelungenlied here well illustrates that of the Iliad.
"Myths and Myth-Makers" by John Fiske
The story, as given in the older Norse versions, is in most respects more original than in the "Nibelungenlied".
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown
The hydra of the Romancero and some other hybrid forms, the Vedas and the Nibelungen bristle further on.
"Notre-Dame de Paris" by Victor Hugo
The Nibelungenlied tells the adventures of those who possessed the treasure.
"Famous Men of the Middle Ages" by John H. Haaren
Such are the Iliad, the Odyssey, the great Indian and Persian epics, the Nibelungen Lied.
"Life of John Milton" by Richard Garnett
A version of that part of the Nibelungen Lied which relates to the story of Siegfried.
"Lists of Stories and Programs for Story Hours" by Various
This rifle won't stop a beast, a live beast, like that Nibelungen dragon of yours.
"In Search of the Unknown" by Robert W. Chambers
The Cid, the Arthur Legends, the Nibelungen, the Troubadours, naturally led up to Dante.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
The "Ring of the Nibelungen" was completed during this period and received its first performance at Bayreuth in 1876.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
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In news:

Robert Lepage's acclaimed new production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen , will air on Great Performances at the Met, September 11-14 in primetime each night on PBS stations (check local listings), as a major television event.
Der Ring des Nibelungen .
Wotan and Loge head down to the underground home of the Nibelungen, in Robert Lepage's new production of Das Rheingold.
Siegfried is the third of the four operas that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen or The Ring of the Nibelung by Richard Wagner.
Any mounting of Wagner's four-opera epic, 'Der Ring des Nibelungen,' is a huge undertaking, but for the high-profile Met the stakes are especially high.
In all of Western culture there is nothing quite like Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen ("The Ring of the Nibelung").
Robert Lepage's acclaimed new production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen will air on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on September 11-14 at 9 pm each night on witf.
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