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langue d'oïl

[ lahng daw-eel, daw-ee, doil ]
/ lɑ̃g dɔˈil, ˈdɔ i, ˈdɔɪl /
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noun

the Romance language of medieval northern France: developed into modern French.

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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'oïl

langue d'oïl
/ French (lɑ̃ɡ dɔj) /

noun

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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