Minnesinger
Minnesinger Min"ne*sing`er, n. [G., fr. minne love + singen to sing.] A love-singer; specifically, one of a class of German poets and musicians who flourished from about the middle of the twelfth to the middle of the fourteenth century. They were chiefly of noble birth, and made love and beauty the subjects of their verses. [1913 Webster]

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  • minnesinger — [ minesiŋgɛr ] n. m. • 1766; mot all. ♦ Poète chanteur allemand, au Moyen Âge. ⇒ trouvère. La poésie courtoise des minnesingers. ⇒MINNESINGER, subst. masc. HIST. DE LA LITT. Poète musicien allemand du Moyen Âge. Un de ces petits tableaux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • minnesinger — s.m. Cântăreţ medieval german, autor şi interpret de minnesang. [pr.: mínezingăr, var. (după alte surse) minesenger, minnesänger] – cuv. germ. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  MINNESINGER / MINNESÄNGERmínezíngăr / mínezéngăr]s.… …   Dicționar Român

  • minnesinger — (n.) one of a class of medieval German poets who imitated the troubadours, 1825, from Ger. minnesinger, from minne love, especially sexual love (from O.H.G. minna loving memory, originally memory; see MIND (Cf. mind) (n.)) + singer (see SINGER… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Minnesinger — (Minnesänger) werden, mit besonderer Hervorhebung des von ihnen vorzugsweise behandelten poetischen Stoffes, die deutschen Lyriker des 12. und 13. Jahrh. in ihrer Gesamtheit genannt. Eigentlich lyrische Dichtungen treten in Deutschland erst in… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Minnesinger — Minnesinger, die deutschen lyrischen Dichter des 12. und 13. Jahrh., so benannt nach dem hauptsächlichsten Stoffe ihrer Dichtungen, der Minne. Die hauptsächlichsten M. sind: der von Kürenberg, Dietmar von Aist, der Spervogel, Heinrich von Veldeke …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • minnesinger — [min′i siŋ΄ər] n. [Ger, altered (< singer < singen,SING2) < MHG minnesenger < minne, love < OHG minna, orig., loving recollection (for IE base see MIND) + MHG senger, a singer < OHG sangari < sang,SONG + ari, ER] any of a… …   English World dictionary

  • minnesinger — /min euh sing euhr/, n. one of a class of German lyric poets and singers of the 12th, 13th, and 14th centuries. [1815 25; < G, equiv. to Minne love + Singer singer] * * * (from German, Minne: love ) Any of certain German poet musicians, с 1150–с… …   Universalium

  • Minnesinger — Minnesänger нем. [минэзэ/нгер] Minnesinger [минэзи/нгер] миннезингер (нем. поэт рыцарь 12 15 в.) см. также Minnesang …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • Minnesinger — [ mɪnəsɪŋə] noun a German lyric poet and singer of the 12th–14th centuries, who performed songs of courtly love. Origin C19: from Ger. Minnesinger love singer …   English new terms dictionary

  • minnesinger — noun Etymology: German, from Middle High German, from minne love + singer singer Date: 1825 any of a class of German poets and musicians of the 12th to the 14th centuries …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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