Definition of Middle Dutch in English:

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Middle Dutch


[mass noun]
The Dutch language from circa 1100–1500.
Example sentences
  • The court was a focus of literary and theatrical activity, and between 1270 and 1380 it fostered the growth of vernacular languages - Middle English and Middle Dutch, for example - as acceptable media of upper-class discourse and culture.
  • The name comes from a Middle Dutch word, ‘schrode,’ meaning a strip or shred.

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