Origin of Middle English
Examples from the Web for middle english
The explanation of these rules depends upon Middle-English grammar and pronunciation; for which see the Introduction to vol.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
Penda's own son, whom he had set over the Middle-English, received baptism and teachers from Lindisfarne.History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)|John Richard Green
British Dictionary definitions for middle english
Cultural definitions for middle english
The English language from about 1150 to about 1500. During this time, following the Norman Conquest of England, the native language of England — Old English — borrowed great numbers of words from the Norman French of the conquerors. Middle English eventually developed into modern English.