premedieval

adjective pre·me·di·e·val \ (ˌ)prē-ˌmē-ˈdē-vəl , -mi- , -ˌme- , -dē-ˈē-vəl \
variants: or pre-medieval

Definition of premedieval

: occurring or existing in the time preceding the Middle Ages
  • the premedieval era/period
  • in pre-medieval times
  • premedieval Europe

First Known Use of premedieval

1859

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