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High German

The standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic.  Synonyms: German, German language.

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"High German" Quotes from Famous Books

... to luncheon by the Bavarian General von Kirchhoff, who was in command against the French. When the correspondents reached his headquarters in a little war-worn French village they were informed that the Kaiser had just summoned the general to decorate him with the high German military order, the Pour le Merite. Luncheon was postponed until the general returned. The correspondents watched him motor to the chateau where they were and were surprised to see tears in his eyes as he stepped out ...
— Germany, The Next Republic? • Carl W. Ackerman

Words linked to "High German" :   Fraulein, FRG, Yiddish, West Germanic, Old High German, Germany, Frau, Pennsylvania Dutch, Herr, Federal Republic of Germany, West Germanic language, German language, Deutschland

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