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1. One of the Normans who lived in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 or a descendant of these settlers.
a. The dialect of Old French, derived chiefly from Norman French, that was used by the Anglo-Normans.
b. The form of this dialect used in English law until the 17th century. Also called Anglo-French.

An′glo-Nor′man adj.


(Historical Terms) relating to the Norman conquerors of England, their society, or their language
1. (Historical Terms) a Norman inhabitant of England after 1066
2. (Languages) the Anglo-French language


(ˈæŋ gloʊˈnɔr mən)

1. of or pertaining to the period following the Norman Conquest, from 1066 to the accession of Henry II in 1154, when Norman rule and culture were firmly established in England.
2. of or pertaining to the Normans in England, or to their speech.
3. a Norman who settled in England after 1066, or a descendant of one.
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Noun1.Anglo-Norman - the French (Norman) language used in medieval England
French - the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France


A. ADJanglonormando
B. N
1. (= person) → anglonormando/a m/f
2. (Ling) → anglonormando m
References in classic literature ?
Of my materials I have but little to say They may be chiefly found in the singular Anglo-Norman MS.
In common garb, his masterful face and flashing eye would have marked him as one who was born to rule; but now, with his silken tunic powdered with golden fleurs-de-lis, his velvet mantle lined with the royal minever, and the lions of England stamped in silver upon his harness, none could fail to recognize the noble Edward, most warlike and powerful of all the long line of fighting monarchs who had ruled the Anglo-Norman race.
Indeed, the reports of her death in these annals neither castigate Dervorgilla nor characterize her as responsible for the Anglo-Norman conquest.
John Spence offers an account of several Anglo-Norman manuscript genealogies that is informative as to their content but avoids any discussion the material forms in which they appear.
For example, in my opinion the hybrid because (that) was not a direct French loan, but was coined in England alongside its Anglo-Norman counterpart a/par cause que by bilingual speakers much earlier than in continental French, as can be found in the Anglo-Norman Dictionary and the 14th and 15th century documents written in French and English in England.
In recent years, various Anglo-Norman historians have received a surprising amount of attention from scholars of literature or from historians who focus primarily on the histories as texts.
Intricately tracing a series of allusions and contrasting contexts, Furrow considers the connections that link the Tristram and Isolde legend to the Anglo-Norman Amadas and Ydoine, Middle English works, such as Sir Degrevant, Emare, and Gower's Confessio Amantis, and the non-textual examples of the sculptured relief on the Chester misericord and a miniature from Musee Conde, Chantilly MS 26.
The Anglo-Norman Dictionary has an entry for beitrer, where it is explained as 'to steer' and the variant forms beiter, beitier are also listed.
It 's also home to A the nry Castle, which played a key role in the Anglo-Norman control of Connaught in the 13th and 14th Centuries, plus Kyle more Abbey, founded by Benedictine Nuns in 1920.
Surviving eyewitness accounts, written by Anglo-Norman, Germanic, Flemish and Portuguese authors, provide an unusually nuanced description of the establishment and growing popularity of Sao Vicente de Fora's cult of Henry the crusader.
Because of the linguistic situation in post-Conquest England, the specificity of Middle English translations of Anglo-Norman romances and the interest that they hold can mainly be attributed to the fact that they do not mediate between cultures separated by geographical distance.
Both manors date from the early 12th Century, with Alston Moor having belonged to successive kings of Scotland and Kirkhaugh to the Anglo-Norman Veteripont barons.