Origin of minnesinger
Examples from the Web for minnesinger
Eschenbach (eshen-ba˙h), Wolfram von, German medival poet or minnesinger, flourished in the first half of the thirteenth century.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
A thrill of passion ran through the veins of the minnesinger; and, leaving his horse, he followed the apparition.Curious Myths of the Middle Ages|Sabine Baring-Gould
More noble than any of these was the tribute paid to women by the Minnesinger Henry of Meissen.Woman's Work in Music|Arthur Elson
These laws prescribe the form which we recognise as substantially that of the lied of the minnesinger.Richard Wagner His Life and His Dramas|W. J. Henderson
The Minnesinger dames went far beyond our laird's daughter in the way of requiring "ferlies" from their lovers.
British Dictionary definitions for minnesinger
Word Origin for minnesinger
Word Origin and History for minnesinger
one of a class of medieval German poets who imitated the troubadours, 1825, from German minnesinger, from minne "love," especially "sexual love" (from Old High German minna "loving memory," originally "memory;" see mind (n.)) + singer (see singer). German minne by c.1500 no longer was considered decent, and it became a taboo word until revived 18c. in poetic language.