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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nibelungenlied \Ni"be*lung`en*lied`\, n. [G. See Nibelungs;
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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]