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