Low German
noun Date: 1838 1. the German dialects of northern Germany especially as used since the end of the medieval period ; Plattdeutsch 2. the West Germanic languages other than High German

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  • Low German — Low Saxon Spoken in Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, United States, Canada Native speakers ≈5 million  (date missing) Language fam …   Wikipedia

  • Low German — Low Low (l[=o]), a. [Compar. {Lower} (l[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Lowest}.] [OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. l[=a]gr; akin to Sw. l[*a]g, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Occupying an inferior position or place;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Low German — German Ger man, n.; pl. {Germans}[L. Germanus, prob. of Celtis origin.] 1. A native or one of the people of Germany. [1913 Webster] 2. The German language. [1913 Webster] 3. (a) A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Low German — German Ger man, n.; pl. {Germans}[L. Germanus, prob. of Celtis origin.] 1. A native or one of the people of Germany. [1913 Webster] 2. The German language. [1913 Webster] 3. (a) A round dance, often with a waltz movement, abounding in capriciosly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Low German — n. [calque of Ger niederdeutsch (see NETHER & DEUTSCHLAND): so named because orig. spoken chiefly in the Ger lowlands] 1. PLATTDEUTSCH 2. the West Germanic languages, except for High German, of the Germanic branch of Indo European, represented by …   English World dictionary

  • Low German — noun a) A specific language, spoken in in Northern Germany and the Netherlands and formerly widely spoken in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Kaliningrad, Russia. Ancestors are Middle Low German and Old Saxon. b) Any of a number …   Wiktionary

  • Low German — noun a German dialect spoken in northern Germany • Syn: ↑Plattdeutsch • Hypernyms: ↑West Germanic, ↑West Germanic language • Hyponyms: ↑Old Saxon, ↑Middle Low German …   Useful english dictionary

  • Low German — Low′ Ger′man n. peo the West Germanic dialects of N Germany, forming with Dutch a single dialect complex Abbr.: LG • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Low German — 1. the West Germanic languages not included in the High German group, as English, Dutch, Flemish, or Plattdeutsch. Abbr.: LG Cf. High German (def. 1). 2. Plattdeutsch. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • Low German — noun a German dialect spoken in much of northern Germany …   English new terms dictionary

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