High German

Definition of High German

the Teutonic dialect of Upper or Southern Germany, - comprising Old High German, used from the 8th to the 11th century; Middle H. G., from the 12th to the 15th century; and Modern or New H. G., the language of Luther's Bible version and of modern German literature. The dialects of Central Germany, the basis of the modern literary language, are often called Middle German, and the Southern German dialects Upper German; but High German is also used to cover both groups.
See under German.

See also: German High

Related Words

Deutschland, Federal Republic of Germany, FRG, German, German language, Germany, Middle High German, Old High German, Pennsylvania Dutch, West Germanic, West Germanic language, Yiddish


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-High German-
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