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Low German

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noun
  1. the West Germanic languages not included in the High German group, as English, Dutch, Flemish, or Plattdeutsch. Abbreviation: LGCompare High German(def 1).
  2. Plattdeutsch.
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Origin of Low German

First recorded in 1835–45
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  • The Low-German dialect which is the 'home-tongue' of many of the German seamen.

    Gun running for Casement in the Easter rebellion, 1916

    Karl Spindler

  • We were less lucky: we had only Scandinavians, themselves decidedly artistic, and the Low-German lot.


British Dictionary definitions for low german

Low German

noun
  1. a language of N Germany, spoken esp in rural areas: more closely related to Dutch than to standard High GermanAlso called: Plattdeutsch Abbreviation: LG See also German (def. 1), High German (def. 1)
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