Old French



the French language of the 9th through the 13th centuries. Abbreviation: OF

Origin of Old French

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for old french

  • The present translation varies a good deal from that I printed with the Old-French text.

  • The oldest beer-song extant is Old-French, dating from the thirteenth century.

    Odd Bits of History|Henry W. Wolff

British Dictionary definitions for old french

Old French


the French language in its earliest forms, from about the 9th century up to about 1400Abbreviation: OF

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