Definition of Middle High German in English:

Middle High German


  • [mass noun] The language of southern Germany from c.1200–1500.

    • ‘In Middle High German written diphthongs like ie are pronounced in fact as diphthongs.’
    • ‘The Old High German language existed to the 11th century, followed by Middle High German.’
    • ‘Another seems to be a translation of Troilus and Cressida into Middle High German.’