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Old English

noun

Simple Definition of Old English

  • : the English language before 1100

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Old English

  1. 1 a :  the language of the English people from the time of the earliest documents in the seventh century to about 1100 — see indo-european languages table b :  English of any period before Modern English

  2. 2 :  black letter

Examples of old english in a sentence

  1. Old English is very different from modern English.



1579

First Known Use of old english

1579


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