As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. pl. the Niebelungen, of the Germ. tales; the older form hniflungar (q. v.) shews that the word cannot be derived from nifl; the derivation in Edda 104, 105 (from king Nefir) is fanciful, and a later invention; hodd Niflunga (hniflunga?) = Nibelungen hort, Akv.; Niflunga skattr, id.; Niflunga arfr, id., Bm.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛁᚠᛚᚢᚾᚴᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- q. v.
- quod vide.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Atla-kviða. (A. II.)
- Bjarka-mál. (A. II.)
- Edda. (C. I.)