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High German

noun
1.
the group of West Germanic languages that in a.d. c400–c500 underwent the second consonant shift described by Grimm's Law.
Abbreviation: HG.
2.
German (def 4).
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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British Dictionary definitions for High German

High German

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