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 (mē′dē-ē′vəl, mĕd′ē-, mĭ-dē′vəl)
Variant of medieval.

me′di·ae′val·ism n.
me′di·ae′val·ist n.


a variant spelling of medieval


or me•di•ae•val

(ˌmi diˈi vəl, ˌmɛd i-, ˌmɪd i-, mɪdˈi vəl)

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Middle Ages.
[1820–30; < New Latin medi(um)aev(um) the middle age + -al1. See medium, age]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mediaeval - relating to or belonging to the Middle Agesmediaeval - relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages; "Medieval scholars"; "Medieval times"
2.mediaeval - as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened; "a medieval attitude toward dating"
nonmodern - not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time
miîalda-, frá/sem lÿtur aî miîöldum
thuộc thời Trung cổ


[ˌmɛdiˈiːvəl] adj (British) = medievalmedia group ngroupe m de médiasmedia hype nbattage m médiatique



(mediˈiːvəl) , ((American) mi:-) adjective
of, or belonging to, the Middle Ages. medieval plays/music.


مُتَعَلِقٌ بِالْقُرُونِ الْوُسْطَى středověký middelalderlig mittelalterlich μεσαιωνικός medieval keskiaikainen médiéval srednjovjekovni medievale 中世の 중세의 middeleeuws middelaldersk średniowieczny medieval средневековый medeltida เกี่ยวกับยุคกลาง ortaçağ thuộc thời Trung cổ 中世纪的
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Now what a radical reversal of things this was; what a jumbling together of extravagant incongruities; what a fantastic conjunction of opposites and irreconcilables -- the home of the bogus miracle become the home of a real one, the den of a mediaeval hermit turned into a telephone office!
I said to myself, as I stepped along in the spring morning air; for, being a pilgrim, I was involuntarily in a mediaeval frame of mind, and "Marry
My dear fellow, mediaeval art is charming, but mediaeval emotions are out of date.
An oppressed class under the sway of the feudal nobility, an armed and self-governing association in the mediaeval commune; here independent urban republic (as in Italy and Germany), there taxable "third estate" of the monarchy (as in France), afterwards, in the period of manufacture proper, serving either the semi-feudal or the absolute monarchy as a counterpoise against the nobility, and, in fact, corner-stone of the great monarchies in general, the bourgeoisie has at last, since the establishment of Modern Industry and of the world-market, conquered for itself, in the modern representative State, exclusive political sway.
The house is very large and of all periods back, I should say, to mediaeval times, for one part is of stone immensely thick, with only a few windows high up and heavily barred with iron.
Less so, and probably far more extensive, were the operations of those mediaeval practitioners who made dwarfs and beggar-cripples, show-monsters,--some vestiges of whose art still remain in the preliminary manipulation of the young mountebank or contortionist.
Mediaevalism, with its saints and martyrs, its love of self-torture, its wild passion for wounding itself, its gashing with knives, and its whipping with rods - Mediaevalism is real Christianity, and the mediaeval Christ is the real Christ.
He had turned his hand, with his brain in it, to many things; he had been enterprising, in an eminent sense of the term; he had been adventurous and even reckless, and he had known bitter failure as well as brilliant success; but he was a born experimentalist, and he had always found something to enjoy in the pressure of necessity, even when it was as irritating as the haircloth shirt of the mediaeval monk.
I felt extremely embarrassed all at once, but became positively annoyed when I saw our Prax enter the cafe in a sort of mediaeval costume very much like what Faust wears in the third act.
This gracious English maiden, with her clinging robes, her amulets and girdles, with something quaint and angular in her step, her carriage something mediaeval and Gothic, in the details of her person and dress, this lovely Evelyn Vane (isn't it a beautiful name?
After all, the mediaeval belief in the Philosopher's Stone which could transmute metals, has its counterpart in the accepted theory of metabolism which changes living tissue.
For instance, the very name of this place, Prior's Park, makes everybody think of it as a moonlit mediaeval abbey; I dare say the spiritualists by this time have discovered the ghost of a monk there.