Definition of Old French in English:

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Old French

Pronunciation: /ˌōld ˈfrenCH/

noun

The French language up to circa 1400.
Example sentences
  • The word turns up in Old French as salade and then in late 14th-century English as salad or sallet.
  • The word entered the English language in the late 14th century from Old French magique.
  • So determined was Joan to solve the mystery she taught herself Old French and obtained microfilm of the same Guiot manuscript Professor Kibler used for the Penguin Classic.

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Syllabification: Old French

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