Share this entry

Nibelungenlied Line breaks: Nibel|ung¦en|lied
Pronunciation: /ˈniːbəlʊŋənˌliːd/

Definition of Nibelungenlied in English:

A 13th-century German poem, embodying a story found in the (Poetic) Edda, telling of the life and death of Siegfried, a prince of the Netherlands. There have been many adaptations of the story, including Wagner’s epic music drama Der Ring des Nibelungen (1847–74).


German, from Nibelung + Lied 'song'.

Words that rhyme with Nibelungenlied

invalid • Ganymede

Definition of Nibelungenlied in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources