Low German

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Low German

n.
1. The German dialects of northern Germany. Also called Plattdeutsch.
2. The continental West Germanic languages except High German.

[Translation of German Niederdeutsch : nieder, low (from the lowland terrain of northern Germany) + Deutsch, German.]

Low German

n
(Languages) a language of N Germany, spoken esp in rural areas: more closely related to Dutch than to standard High German. Also called: Plattdeutsch Abbreviation: LG See also German1, High German1

Low′ Ger′man


n.
the West Germanic dialects of N Germany, forming with Dutch a single dialect complex. Abbr.: LG
[1835–45]
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Noun1.Low German - a German dialect spoken in northern Germany
West Germanic, West Germanic language - a branch of the Germanic languages
Old Saxon - Low German prior to 1200
Middle Low German - Low German from 1100 to 1500