Definition of Old high german

1. Noun. High German prior to 1200.

Generic synonyms: German, German Language, High German

Definition of Old high german

1. Proper noun. The early recorded form of the German language, spoken from the 8th century to the 12th century. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Old High German

Old English Sheepdog
Old English Sheepdogs
Old English sheepdog
Old Etonian
Old Faithful
Old Father Thames
Old Father Time
Old Frankish
Old French
Old Frisian
Old Georgian
Old Glory
Old Greek
Old Harry
Old Hickory
Old High German
Old Icelandic
Old Ionian
Old Ionic
Old Irish
Old Ironsides
Old Italian
Old Japanese
Old Javanese
Old Korean
Old Latin
Old Line State
Old London Town
Old Low Franconian

Literary usage of Old high german

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Mod Lang Notes 34:53-4 Ja '19 Forms of linn in old high german. F.: H. 206-31 My '16 Old maids. See Spinsters Old Northwest. See Northwest territory. ..."

2. American Journal of Education (1862)
"The Middle and the old high german are the dialects most nearly connected with our language; and therefore, together with the first elements of the Gothic, ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1893)
"Zorn (anger, wrath, passion, rage, indignation, irritation), which in Middle and old high german had the further meanings " quarrel, wordy encounter, Drawl, ..."

4. A History of German Literature by John George Robertson (1902)
"... chans«- the linguistic change which divides old high german from Middle High German was hardly accomplished before the beginning of the twelfth century; ..."

5. A Brief History of German Literature: Based on Gotthold Klee's "Grundzüge by George Madison Priest, Gotthold Klee (1909)
"... CHAPTER II THE old high german PERIOD. TO THE oldest extant manuscripts of German literature date from the second half of the eighth century, ..."

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