minnesong

noun

min·​ne·​song
ˈminēˌsȯŋ,
-nəˌ-,
-säŋ
variants or minnesang
ˈminəˌzäŋ
1
: a song of a minnesinger
2
: the whole body of minnesongs constituting a musical form
another characteristic shared in common by English music and German minnesongGilbert Reaney

Word History

Etymology

in sense 1, minnesong partial translation of German minnelied; in sense 1, minnesang alteration (influenced by German minnesang) of minnesong; in sense 2, minnesong partial translation of German minnesang; in sense 2, minnesang from German, from Middle High German minnesanc, from minne love + sanc song, singing

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“Minnesong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minnesong. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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