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[German (translation of Dutch Platduits, Low German) : platt, low, flat (from Middle Dutch plat, from Old French; see plate) + German Deutsch, German (from Middle High German diutsch, from Old High German diutisc, of the people; see teutā- in Indo-European roots).]


(German ˈplatdɔytʃ)
(Languages) another name for Low German
[literally: flat (that is, low) German]



(sometimes italics) the modern Low German dialects.
[1825–35; < German: literally, flat (i.e., lowland) German]
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Noun1.Plattdeutsch - 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
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xv) of the verse in Plattdeutsch that Schumann wrote into her autograph of the arrangement of the Menuetto I/II from the First Serenade (presumably at the time she wrote out the manuscript) opens a fresh perspective on her view of Brahms's music that may reward further investigation.
The arrival of a film crew from Mexico City to make a movie about "beautiful people in a beautiful part of the world" aggravates the situation when Irma becomes the Plattdeutsch (Mennonite Low German) interpreter to the Russian Mennonite who has come from Germany to play the wife of the male lead (a local Mennonite).
When it appeared shortly before Melanchthon's death in 1560, in Latin and German (a Plattdeutsch translation appeared soon thereafter), it contained indices, unlike other Corpora doctrinae published in the following sixteen years.