Definition of Nibelungenlied

1. Noun. An epic poem written in Middle High German and based on the legends of Siegfried and Teutonic kings.

Generic synonyms: Epic, Epic Poem, Epos, Heroic Poem



Definition of Nibelungenlied

1. 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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Literary usage of Nibelungenlied

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"The nibelungenlied marks the culmination of the great process which had made Rome a German empire, and had transformed the invading hordes into a highly ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"Johannes von Mtiller ascribes the authorship of the nibelungenlied to Wolfram ... Lachmann endeavored to show that the nibelungenlied consists of 20 songs, ..."

3. The Growth and Influence of Classical Greek Poetry: Lectures Delivered in by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1894)
"In the nibelungenlied itself, no doubt, the mythological element has dwindled before the ethical, and history, though in a fantastic disguise, ..."

4. The German Classics from the Fourth to the Nineteenth Century: With by Friedrich Max Müller, Wilhelm Scherer (1886)
"DAS nibelungenlied. (Scherer D. 110, E, IOT.] Die Handschriften, welche das nibelungenlied ... nibelungenlied ..."

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