High German

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:
1700–10

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

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