Anglo-Norman


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An·glo-Nor·man

(ăng′glō-nôr′mən)
n.
1. One of the Normans who lived in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 or a descendant of these settlers.
2.
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.

Anglo-Norman

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

An•glo-Nor•man

(ˈæŋ gloʊˈnɔr mən)

adj.
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.
n.
3. a Norman who settled in England after 1066, or a descendant of one.
[1725–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Anglo-Norman - the French (Norman) language used in medieval England
French - the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
Translations

Anglo-Norman

[ˌæŋgləʊˈnɔːmən]
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., which Sir Arthur Wardour preserves with such jealous care in the third drawer of his oaken cabinet, scarcely allowing any one to touch it, and being himself not able to read one syllable of its contents.
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.
This admirable edition of Rossignos will certainly be essential to scholars of Anglo-Norman literature, but it will also be of great interest to those interested in Anglo-Latin literature and in medieval French religious literature.
Of particular interest is the methods by which the Welsh resourcefully preserved their culture and heritage despite Anglo-Norman conquest, pestilence, volatile economic fluctuations, and more.
This story first appears in Anglo-Norman before 1330 and becomes rapidly attached as a prelude to many of the French, Latin, and English versions of the Brut (Johnson 1995; Marvin 2001).
Until recently it was an old folks' home but is now one of the few Anglo-Norman castles in Ireland that is still capable of being lived in.
In particular he has made use of the new translation of the Middle French epic poem, History of William Marshall, published by the Anglo-Norman Text Society.
"2002 is the 600th anniversary of the success of Owain Glyndwr of freeing the walled towns of Wales, such as Cardiff, from Anglo-Norman domination, " the Plaid AM told colleagues.
The New Forest, Winchester, Westminster: all these sites have resonances in Anglo-Norman England.
5), and in a series of (too!) brief introductory essays proceeds to shed new light on the mechanics of the inquest and the means by which it became "the crucible in which a new, hybrid Anglo-Norman law was forged" (p.
Extensive passages of AElfric's rhythmical prose, for example, are said to be indistinguishable from verse; and the Anglo-Norman dialect is said to have resulted when "the sharp edge of distinction between French and English became blurred" (38).
After a brief introduction that stresses the strong and subtle impact of French culture on England, the subject of the first part is Anglo-Norman literature, whose distinctive gift to both English and world writing, Calin argues, is narrative.