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German writer introducing German article about Old English (6)

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I believe the answer is:

goethe

Here is my best explanation:

'german writer' is the definition.

(johann wolfgang von goethe)

'introducing german article about old english' is the subsidiary indication.

'introducing' suggests taking the first letters.

'article' becomes 'the' (**).

'about' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'old english' becomes 'oe'.

The initial letter of 'german' is 'g'.

'the' put after 'oe' is 'oethe'.

'g'+'oethe'='goethe'

(Other definitions for goethe that I've seen before include "German playwright and poet", "German writer, b 1749", "Johann Wolfgang von -, German dramatist", "Wolfgang von - , Faust author", "German author (Faust)", "German poet, d. 1832", "The ego, strangely, of the German writer", "Eighteenth to nineteenth century German poet and dramatist (Faust)" and "Author of Faust".)

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