High German


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High German

n.
1. German as indigenously spoken and written in Austria, Switzerland, and central and southern Germany.
2. The standard variety of German used as the official language in Germany and Austria and as one of the official languages in Switzerland.

[Translation of German Hochdeutsch : hoch, high (from the mountainous terrain of the area in which it originated) + Deutsch, German.]

High German

n
1. (Languages) the standard German language, historically developed from the form of West Germanic spoken in S Germany. Abbreviation: HG See also German1, Low German
2. (Languages) any of the German dialects of S Germany, Austria, or Switzerland

High′ Ger′man


n.
the group of West Germanic dialects spoken in central and S Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, including standard literary German, which has combined features of several dialects.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.High German - the standard German languageHigh German - the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
Frau - a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman
Fraulein - a German courtesy title or form of address for an unmarried woman
Herr - a German courtesy title or form of address for a man
West Germanic, West Germanic language - a branch of the Germanic languages
Old High German - High German prior to 1200
Middle High German - High German from 1100 to 1500
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
Pennsylvania Dutch - a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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I rather take him to be a Dutchman, or one of your high Germans," said another citizen.
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Its scholarly apparatus includes an outstanding summary (333-43), a list of the one hundred and seven texts studied (347-53), a works cited (357-78), and an index of Middle High German terms for female genitalia (379-80).
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Specific examples studied range from the eleventh through seventeenth centuries, including texts written in Medieval Latin, Medieval French, Middle English, Middle Scots, Middle High German, and Early Modern English.
Occasionally he also mentions tidbits from anthropology as well as from particular languages, including English, French, German, Greek, Korean, Japanese, Latin, Old English, Old French, and Old High German.
Gonzalez said the piece, directed by Andrew Berryman, will be sung in Latin, high German and old French and will include some of the best known 20th century classical melodies.