Origin of MeistersingerGer, literally , master singer
nounpl. Meistersinger, or Meis·ter·sing·ers
Origin of MeistersingerGerman from Middle High German meister master ( from Old High German meistar ) ( from Latin magister ; see master . ) singer singer ( from singen to sing ) ( from Old High German singan ; see sengwh- in Indo-European roots.)
- Alternative form of mastersinger.
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