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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  German  \Ger"man\,  n.;  pl  {Germans}[L.  Germanus  prob.  of  Celtis 
  origin.] 
  1.  A  native  or  one  of  the  people  of  Germany. 
 
  2.  The  German  language. 
 
  3. 
  a  A  round  dance,  often  with  a  waltz  movement,  abounding 
  in  capriciosly  involved  figures. 
  b  A  social  party  at  which  the  german  is  danced. 
 
  {High  German},  the  Teutonic  dialect  of  Upper  or  Southern 
  Germany,  --  comprising  Old  High  German,  used  from  the  8th 
  to  the  11th  century;  Middle  H.  G.,  from  the  12th  to  the 
  15th  century;  and  Modern  or  New  H.  G.,  the  language  of 
  Luther's  Bible  version  and  of  modern  German  literature. 
  The  dialects  of  Central  Germany,  the  basis  of  the  modern 
  literary  language,  are  often  called  Middle  German,  and  the 
  Southern  German  dialects  Upper  German;  but  High  German  is 
  also  used  to  cover  both  groups. 
 
  {Low  German},  the  language  of  Northern  Germany  and  the 
  Netherlands,  --  including  {Friesic};  {Anglo-Saxon}  or 
  {Saxon};  {Old  Saxon};  {Dutch}  or  {Low  Dutch},  with  its 
  dialect,  {Flemish};  and  {Plattdeutsch}  (called  also  {Low 
  German}),  spoken  in  many  dialects. 




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