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Origin of Old English
Words nearby Old English
Example sentences from the Web for Old English
My main principle has been to make the book the easiest possible introduction to the study of Old-English.Anglo-Saxon Primer|Henry Sweet
At this time of day I suppose it is hardly necessary to prove the elective character of Old-English kingship.The Growth of the English Constitution|Edward A. Freeman
The house has since been considerably enlarged, and ornamented in the old-English style with elaborate barge-boards and pinnacles.Brannon's Picture of The Isle of Wight|George Brannon
In Old-English poetry, Caymes kyn is a common epithet for very wicked people.The Vision and Creed of Piers Ploughman, Volume II of II|William Langland
Do you suppose they will go on as we work a sampler, make little letters and then Old-English text?A Little Girl in Old Washington|Amanda M. Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for Old English
Cultural definitions for Old English
The English language from the fifth century until about 1150. In the fifth century, the Angles and Saxons of Germany settled in Britain and established their language in the southern part of the island — the region that was called “Angle-land,” or “England.” After 1150, the Norman French language introduced after the Norman Conquest influenced Old English, and Middle English developed.