Old High German


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Old High German

n.
High German from the middle of the 800s to about 1100.
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Old High German

n
(Languages) a group of West Germanic dialects that eventually developed into modern German; High German up to about 1200: spoken in the Middle Ages on the upper Rhine, in Bavaria, Alsace, and elsewhere, including Alemannic, Bavarian, Langobardic, and Upper Franconian. Abbreviation: OHG
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Old′ High′ Ger′man


n.
the High German dialects before c1100. Abbr.: OHG
[1885–90]
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Noun1.Old High German - High German prior to 1200
German language, High German, German - the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
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3.1 Substantive derivation in the Old High German language
Old English and Old High German are no exceptions, but their word order has usually been studied with the use of prose texts.
Old High German, however, primarily uses the definite article for definite expressions in the thematic part indicating their anaphoric potential.
The word came into English via Old French mareschal from Medieval Latin mariscalcus which in turn derived from Old High German marahscalh,meaning nothing more than ``the servant who looked after the horses''.
The Old English, Old High German, and Old Norse roots of this word "reach" mean to stretch oneself repeatedly.
(18) As "bachelor, unmarried man," it occurs in the Old English Scriftboc and in glosses of Latin caelebs; elsewhere, this sense appears in Old High German glosses, and survives as Modern German Hagestolz.
In the Germanic languages for example, there are Old High German mari, Gothic waila-mereis.
As is naturally expected, Old High German Tatian has gilouben in in the corresponding parts of the Gospels.(5) Jocularly we can say that Anglo-Saxon heroes believed in god(s) but AElfric preached his folks to believe on God.
A similar text marks an Old High German harmony, datable in the ninth century.
This book brings together twelve essays by American Germanists which tackle the problem of the periodization of German literature: 'The Early Middle Ages: Gothic and Old High German' (Richard H.
The sole survivor in Old High German is the Hildebrandslied (c.
Historically, Kling's allusions run the gamut from the Old High German poet Otfried von WeiBenburg--whose words on the irregularities and balance of the German language stand as motto to the volume--to the eighteen-year-old Hare Krishna devotees on the streets of post-Cold War Leningrad.