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Old English

noun

: the English language before 1100

Full Definition of OLD ENGLISH

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

Examples of OLD ENGLISH

  1. Old English is very different from modern English.

First Known Use of OLD ENGLISH

1579

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