high german


  1. the group of West Germanic languages that in a.d. c400–c500 underwent the second consonant shift described by Grimm’s Law. Abbreviation: HG
  2. German(def 4).


  1. the standard German language, historically developed from the form of West Germanic spoken in S GermanyAbbreviation: HG See also German (def. 1), Low German
  2. any of the German dialects of S Germany, Austria, or Switzerland

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