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langue d'oïl

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Pronunciation: /lɒ̃(ɡ) ˈdɔɪl
 
, lɑ̃ɡ dɔjl/

Definition of langue d'oïl in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The form of medieval French spoken north of the Loire, generally characterized by the use of oïl to mean ‘yes’, and forming the basis of modern French.

Origin

from Old French langue 'language' (from Latin lingua 'tongue'), d' (from de 'of'), and oïl (from Latin hoc ille) 'yes'. Compare with langue d'oc.

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