Meaning of Tannhäuser

Tann•häu•ser

Pronunciation: (tan'hoi"zur, -hou"- Ger. tän'hoi"zur), [key]
— n.
  1. a German lyric poet of the 13th century: a well-known legend tells of his stay with Venus in the Venusberg and his later repentance.
  2. (italics) an opera (1845) by Richard Wagner.
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