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Old English

noun

: the English language before 1100

Full Definition of OLD ENGLISH

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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

Examples of OLD ENGLISH

  1. Old English is very different from modern English.

First Known Use of OLD ENGLISH

1579
OLD ENGLISH Defined for Kids

Old English

noun

Definition of OLD ENGLISH for Kids

:  the language of England from the earliest documents in the seventh century to about 1100

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