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Norman French

Also called Norman. the French dialect of the Normans or of Normandy.
Norman (def 2).
Origin of Norman French
First recorded in 1595-1605
Related forms
Norman-French, adjective Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Alms is also in the singular number; being a contraction of the old Norman French, almesse, the plural of which was almesses.

  • The whole dynasty to which he belonged were Norman French in all their relations.

    Richard I Jacob Abbott
  • Large numbers of the Norman French came with him, and French became the language of the court and of the nobility.

  • There he learned to speak Norman French and to love Norman ways.

    Britain in the Middle Ages Florence L. Bowman
  • They would not bother to learn the Norman French, which was still the language he heard in his dreams.

  • The Norman French was largely composed of words of Latin origin.

    How To Do It Edward Everett Hale
  • The documents of that period were always written in Latin or Norman French.

    Our English Towns and Villages H. R. Wilton Hall
  • Within a century of the decay of Norman French in England, a knowledge of modern languages began to assume value.

    Cambridge Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • Amadas et Idoine, an anonymous Norman French poem of the twelfth century.

    Old English Libraries Ernest Savage
  • The man spoke in the patois of the island, a kind of old Norman French which the young man understood very well.

    The Silver Lining John Roussel
British Dictionary definitions for Norman French

Norman French

the medieval Norman and English dialect of Old French See also Anglo-French (sense 3)
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