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Old French

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

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

Historical Examples

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

    Aucassin and Nicolette


  • 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

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