tannhauser

Tannhäuser

[tan-hoi-zer, -hou-; German tahn-hoi-zuhr]
noun
1.
a German lyric poet of the 13th century: a well-known legend tells of his stay with Venus in the Venusberg and his later repentance.
2.
(italics) an opera (1845) by Richard Wagner.
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Tannhäuser (ˈtænˌhɔɪzə)
 
n
13th-century German minnesinger, commonly identified with a legendary knight who sought papal absolution after years spent in revelry with Venus. The legend forms the basis of an opera by Wagner

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