Definition of Minnesinger

1. n. A love-singer; specifically, one of a class of German poets and musicians who flourished from about the middle of the twelfth to the middle of the fourteenth century. They were chiefly of noble birth, and made love and beauty the subjects of their verses.



Definition of Minnesinger

1. Noun. In 12th-14th century Germany, a peripatetic musician, often performing songs of courtly love ¹

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Definition of Minnesinger

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Literary usage of Minnesinger

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1. American Journal of Archaeology by Archaeological Institute of America (1886)
"OF THE minnesinger AND A CHRISTIAN CEMETERY. I. Codex Manesse.—The great anniversary of the University of Heidelberg, in April 1886, was the occasion of a ..."

2. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"The minnesinger always sang and accompanied their own compositions, and took no remuneration for the entertainment they gave. They were more numerous in ..."

3. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"Breitinger published a complete edition of the work at Zurich in 1757, under the title, Fabeln aits den Zeiten der minnesinger, which supplied materials to ..."

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