Nibelungs Ni"be*lungs, n. pl.; sing. {Nibelung}. In German mythology, the children of the mist, a race of dwarfs or demonic beings, the original possessors of the famous hoard and ring won by Siegfrid; also, the Burgundian kings in the Nibelungenlied. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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