langue d'oïl


läŋ-ˈdȯi(-ə)l How to pronounce langue d'oïl (audio) -ˈdȯi How to pronounce langue d'oïl (audio)

Word History


French, from Old French, literally, language of oïl; from the French use of the word oïl for "yes"

First Known Use

circa 1682, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of langue d'oïl was circa 1682

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Cite this Entry

“Langue d'oïl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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