Middle English

Middle English
noun Date: 1830 the English in use from the 12th to 15th centuries — see Indo-European languages table

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  • Middle English — Middle Mid dle (m[i^]d d l), a. [OE. middel, AS. middel; akin to D. middel, OHG. muttil, G. mittel. [root]271. See {Mid}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Equally distant from the extreme either of a number of things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Middle English — the English language of the period c1150 c1475. Abbr.: ME [1830 40] * * * Vernacular spoken and written in England с 1100–1500, the descendant of Old English and the ancestor of Modern English. It can be divided into three periods: Early, Central …   Universalium

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  • Middle English creole hypothesis — The Middle English creole hypothesis is the concept that the English language is a creole, i.e., a language that developed from a pidgin. The vast differences between Old and Middle English have led some historical linguists to claim that the… …   Wikipedia

  • Middle English literature — History of Literature Bronze Age literature Sumerian Egyptian Akkadian Classical literature …   Wikipedia

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