How to use Old-high-german in a sentence
In the iith century the German monk Notker Labeo translated the first two books into Old High German.
Another but less probable explanation derives the name from a combination of the old high German word uudra, meaning league, and bai, a Gothic word for both.
The etymology of this last name has been much disputed, but there seems now to be little doubt that it is derived from the Old High German chara, meaning suffering or mourning.
The origin of this is the Old High German scirman, to fight behind a shield, scirm, Modern German Schirm.
Here Otfrid, who was a native of the district, completed (c. 868) his Old High German Gospel book (see German Literature).Advertisement
The prose Physiologus was done into Old High German before 1000, and afterwards into rhyme in the same idiom; since Von der Hagen (1824) its various forms have found careful editors among the leading Germanists.
The Homeric dialect has passed into New Ionic and Attic by gradual but ceaseless development of the same kind as that which brought about the change from Vedic to classical Sanskrit, or from old high German to the present dialects of Germany.