follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

minnesinger

[min-uh-sing-er] /ˈmɪn əˌsɪŋ ər/
noun
1.
one of a class of German lyric poets and singers of the 12th, 13th, and 14th centuries.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < German, equivalent to Minne love + Singer singer
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for minnesingers

minnesinger

/ˈmɪnɪˌsɪŋə/
noun
1.
one of the German lyric poets and musicians of the 12th to 14th centuries
Word Origin
C19: from German: love-singer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for minnesingers

minnesinger

n.

one of a class of medieval German poets who imitated the troubadours, 1825, from German minnesinger, from minne "love," especially "sexual love" (from Old High German minna "loving memory," originally "memory;" see mind (n.)) + singer (see singer). German minne by c.1500 no longer was considered decent, and it became a taboo word until revived 18c. in poetic language.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for minnesinger

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for minnesingers

15
0
Scrabble Words With Friends