Norman French


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Norman French

n.
The dialect of Old French used in medieval Normandy.

Norman French

n
(Languages) the medieval Norman and English dialect of Old French. See also Anglo-French3

Nor′man French′


n.
1. the form of French spoken by the Normans in the 11th and 12th centuries.
[1595–1605]
Nor′man-French′, adj.
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Noun1.Norman French - the medieval Norman dialect of Old French
French - the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
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For a long time after the Normans came to England, they spoke Norman French.
Indeed, the Welsh language was the vehicle for codified law in Wales, thanks to Hywel Dda (c880-950) long before the first Parliament met at Westminster; and before English emerged to rival Norman French in that Parliament.
The Herries were thought to have been Norman French in origin and came over with David I in the 12th century.
Of course, a fair amount of modern English itself derives from post-conquest Norman French.
Some of these military bases were identified by the loan word caistel (identified as Norman French in origin) and others by Irish words like dim and port.
Beamish is one of a number of place names in County Durham containing the Norman French word 'beau' meaning beautiful or fine.
Beamish Beamish is one of a number of place names in County Durham containing the Norman French word 'Beau' element being the Old French Mes or Metz Berwick Barley farm -made up of the Anglo-Saxon 'bere' (barley) and 'wic' which we identified before as meaning a farm.
Beth am ddweud Na wrth undeb sy'n gwrthod caniatau i un o ieithoedd yr undeb honno gael ei siarad yn senedd yr undeb (er fod Norman French yn dderbyniol, wrth gwrs)?
With typical Black Country stubbornness, residents refused to have any truck with Norman French influences.
In 2013 we published Steve Ely's Oswald's Book of Hours, a book of poems written partly in Norman French and Medieval Latin, celebrating the radical, pre-industrial and pre-reformation traditions of the North of England.
Norman French, 70, from Marston Green, served in places as far as South America and Yemen when he served as a Lance Corporal in the guards from 1961 to 1967.
Norman French was never used in royal assent ceremonies.