langue d'oïl

[lahng daw-eel, daw-ee, doil]

Origin of langue d'oïl

1695–1705; < French: language of oïl (Old French; compare French oui), yes < Latin hōc ille (fēcit) this he (did)
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British Dictionary definitions for langue d'oil

langue d'oïl

noun
  1. the group of medieval French dialects spoken in France north of the Loire; the medieval basis of modern French

Word Origin for langue d'oïl

literally: language of oïl (the northern form for yes), ultimately from Latin hoc ille (fecit) this he (did)
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