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 (mĭn′ĭ-sĭng′ər, -zĭng′-)
One of the German lyric poets and singers in the troubadour tradition who flourished from the 1100s to the 1300s.

[German, from Middle High German : minne, love (from Old High German minna; see men- in Indo-European roots) + singer, singer; see Meistersinger.]


(Poetry) one of the German lyric poets and musicians of the 12th to 14th centuries
[C19: from German: love-singer]


(ˈmɪn əˌsɪŋ ər)

one of a class of German lyric poets and singers of the 12th, 13th, and 14th centuries.
[1815–25; < German, =Minne love + Singer singer]
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The old Bards and Minnesingers had advantages which we do not possess -- and Thomas Moore, singing his own songs, was, in the most legitimate manner, perfecting them as poems.
Take up the literature of 1835, and you will find the poets and novelists asking for the same impossible gift as did the German Minnesingers long before them and the old Norse Saga writers long before that.
The history of the Godfreys and the Minnesingers can evidently not cover the life of the peoples.
Poesia de trovadores, trouveres, minnesinger (de principios del siglo XII a fines del siglo XIII).
There is also Volker, the noble fiddler, who represents the rising status of the troubadours or Minnesinger.
The minnesinger and outstanding fiddle player Heinrich von Mugeln lived at the courts of King John of Luxemburg and later of his son Charles IV until 1358.
MINNESINGER, fourth to the subsequent Oaks winner Eswarah in the Swettenham Stud Fillies' Trial at Newbury last month, bids for some black type in the Listed Prix Urban Sea at Le Lion d'Angers today.
When Bradley revealed that the copy of "Arran Leigh"'s The New Minnesinger (1875) she had sent him was her own work, he replied, "how much too serious my life is to be spent in reading poetry .
In another, Lenz projects himself whimsically into the life of "Ein Regensburger Minnesinger.
When speaking of Alevi poetry we mainly speak about the asik (also: ozan), who can be compared with the Celtic bard, the French troubadour, or the German minnesinger (Reinhard, "Die Musik der Alewiten" 200).
6) Mercator's travels echo the itineraries of such knightly mercenaries as the Minnesinger Oswald yon Wolkenstein.
The tradition of love poetry that stems from the trouveres, troubadours, and Minnesinger of the Middle Ages and their understanding of "courtly love" shows little awareness of the bodies of the lovers.