Plattdeutsch

Plattdeutsch

[plaht-doich]
noun
the Low German vernacular dialects spoken in northern Germany.
Also called Low German.


Origin:
1825–35; < German: literally, flat (i.e., lowland) German

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

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Plattdeutsch
"Low German dialect of northern Germany," 1814, from Ger., from Du. platduits, lit. "flat (or low) German," from plat "flat, plain, clear" (see plat) + duits "German" (see Dutch).
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