any of a number of German lyric poets and singers of the 12th to the 14th cent.
Origin of minnesingerGer, altered ( from singer from singen, sing) from Middle High German minnesenger from minne, love from Old High German minna, origin, originally , loving recollection (for Indo-European base see mind) + Middle High German senger, a singer from Old High German sangari from sang, song + -ari, -er
One of the German lyric poets and singers in the troubadour tradition who flourished from the 1100s to the 1300s.
Origin of minnesingerGerman from Middle High German minne love ( from Old High German minna ; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.) singer singer ; see Meistersinger .