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See also médiéval

English[]

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Etymology[]

Latin, medium (middle) aevum (age)

Pronunciation[]

Wikipedia

  • (UK) IPA: /med.i.ˈi.vəl/, /mi.di.ˈi.vəl/, /mɪd.ˈi.vəl/
  • (US) IPA: /mɪd.i.ˈi.vəl/, /mɪd.ˈi.vəl/

Adjective[]

Medieval (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
Medieval

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. of or relating to the Middle Ages, perhaps AD 650 to 1550.
  2. having characteristics associated with the Middle Ages.
  3. archaic.
  4. brutal.
    • 1969 Mar 24, New York Magazine, page 58:
      Brute force can get you into any apartment if you want to get medieval about it.
    • 2003, Robert Ludlum, The Janson Directive, page 579:
      "Oh, what a nifty idea," Collins said dryly. "Get a bunch of angry brothers with a blowtorch and some pliers and get medieval on his ass."

Derived terms[]

  • medievalism
  • medievalist
  • medievalize

Translations[]

Noun[]

Singular
Medieval

Plural
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Medieval ({{{1}}})

  1. Someone living in the Middle Ages.
  2. A medieval one.
    • Thank God for modern remedies, the medievals were often useless or even harmful.

Translations[]


Spanish[]

Adjective[]

Medieval m. and f. (plural medievales)

  1. medieval

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