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Balmung

[bahl-moo ng] /ˈbɑl mʊŋ/
noun
1.
(in the Nibelungenlied) a sword seized from the Nibelungs by Siegfried.
Also, Balmunc
[bahl-moo ngk] /ˈbɑl mʊŋk/ (Show IPA)
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  • He should have the good sword Balmung as reward, they cried.

    Stories of Siegfried Mary MacGregor
  • He thrust Balmung, his wonderful sword, deep into the monster's body.

    Our Little German Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
  • If his war-coat can withstand the stroke of such a sword as Balmung, then I shall not be ashamed to be his underling.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • "Balmung" (for that was the name Siegfried gave the sword) "is the finest weapon man ever made," he cried.

    Our Little German Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
  • The bright edge of Balmung gleamed in the darkness one moment, and then it smote the heart of Fafnir as he passed.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • He crouched low down in his hiding-place, and the bare blade of the trusty Balmung glittered in the morning light.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • Gird about you this sword, the good Balmung, and go northward.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • Siegfried sat upon his noble horse Greyfell, and his trusty sword Balmung hung at his side.

    The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin
  • It was named Balmung, and had been tempered by the Nibelungs in their glowing forges underneath the glad green earth.

    Stories of Siegfried Mary MacGregor
  • Balmung, the sword of Siegfried forged by Wieland the smith of the Scandinavian gods.

British Dictionary definitions for Balmung

Balmung

/ˈbælmʊŋ/
noun
1.
(in the Nibelungenlied) Siegfried's sword
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