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- proper n. The early recorded form of the German language, spoken from the 8th century to the 12th century.
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- n. High German prior to 1200
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It rhymes with bagel, from the Old High German verb boug, “to bend.”
Their language and style, says Kuno Meyer, stand on a high level in comparison with those of the Old High German glosses.