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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Old′ High′ Ger′man(n.)

  1. the High German dialects before c1100.

    Category: Peoples

    Ref: Abbr.: OHG

Origin of Old High German:

1885–90

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Old High German(noun)

    High German prior to 1200

Wiktionary

  1. Old High German(ProperNoun)

    The early recorded form of the German language, spoken from the 8 century to the 12 century.

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  1. Old High German

    Old High German is the earliest stage of the German language, conventionally covering the period from around 500 to 1050 CE. Coherent written texts do not appear until the second half of the 8th century, and some treat the period before 750 as "prehistoric" and date the start of Old High German proper to 750 for this reason. There are, however, a number of Elder Futhark inscriptions dating to the 6th century, as well as single words and many names found in Latin texts predating the 8th century.

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