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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MINNESINGER

Of Vogelwied, the Minnesinger, and his bequest to the birds.

His last production as a minnesinger was a prescription for a "virtue-electuary."

Yet, Ssskind von Trimberg was at once a Jew and a minnesinger.

The era of the minnesinger has been divided into three periods.

He began his career as a minnesinger, but later on entered a monastery.

Surely the light-hearted boy, for boy he always has been to me, was meant for a minnesinger.

The troubadour of Provence, like the minnesinger of Germany, imitated these invocations to spring.

The Minnesinger dames went far beyond our laird's daughter in the way of requiring "ferlies" from their lovers.

Hence the Minnesinger was a minstrel whose avowed theme was love.

Eschenbach (eshen-ba˙h), Wolfram von, German medival poet or minnesinger, flourished in the first half of the thirteenth century.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MINNESINGER

minstrel

nounballad singer
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