pre·​me·​di·​e·​val (ˌ)prē-ˌmē-ˈdē-vəl How to pronounce premedieval (audio)
variants or pre-medieval
: occurring or existing in the time preceding the Middle Ages
the premedieval era/period
in pre-medieval times
premedieval Europe

Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of premedieval was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Premedieval.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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