Tannhäuser

[ tan-hoi-zer, -hou-; German tahn-hoi-zuhr ]
/ ˈtænˌhɔɪ zər, -ˌhaʊ-; German ˈtɑnˌhɔɪ zər /

noun

a German lyric poet of the 13th century: a well-known legend tells of his stay with Venus in the Venusberg and his later repentance.
(italics) an opera (1845) by Richard Wagner.

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Tannhäuser
/ (ˈtænˌhɔɪzə) /

noun

13th-century German minnesinger, commonly identified with a legendary knight who sought papal absolution after years spent in revelry with Venus. The legend forms the basis of an opera by Wagner
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