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Middle English

noun

Simple Definition of Middle English

  • : the English language between about 1100 and 1400

Full Definition of Middle English

  1. :  the English in use from the 12th to 15th centuries — see indo-european languages table

1830

First Known Use of middle english

1830


MIDDLE ENGLISH Defined for Kids

Middle English

noun

Definition of Middle English

  1. :  the English language of the 12th to 15th centuries




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