Definition of Old High German in English:

Old High German

noun

  • The language of southern Germany up to c.1200, from which modern standard German is derived.

    See German
    • ‘According to Ayto the name is derived from an Old High German word, stollo, meaning a support or post.’
    • ‘He was known as Wodewose to the Anglo-Saxons, Schrat in Old High German literature, Salvan to the Lombards, Orken to the Romanians.’