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.’

Pronunciation

Old High German

/ōld hī ˈjərmən/ /oʊld haɪ ˈdʒərmən/