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This poem is part of a famous novel Tristan by the medieval German poet Gottfried von Straßburg. You are right that it is German, or Middle High German to be precise (around 1200 A.D.). Tristan is an important work of German literature, but I would advise you to never read it in its original form because Middle High German is not spoken or used anymore, and ...
The eighty camp is a malapropism (thanks to Carsten Schultz for the term) of Aide-de-camp.
It sounds like the character you're talking about is "Frau Stöhr". As you said the character of "Frau Stöhr" is supposed to be quite an uneducated person. In the German version of the book, they basically demonstrate that by having her use words, that may or may not be actual words, but that phonetically sound like the word she actually wants to say.(Edit: ...
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