Definition of langue d'oïl in English:

langue d'oïl

Syllabification: langue d'oïl
Pronunciation: /ˌläNG(ɡə) ˈdoi(l)
 
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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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