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The English language from about 1100 to 1500.
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(Languages) the English language from about 1100 to about 1450: main dialects are Kentish, Southwestern (West Saxon), East Midland (which replaced West Saxon as the chief literary form and developed into Modern English), West Midland, and Northern (from which the Scots of Lowland Scotland and other modern dialects developed). Abbreviation: ME Compare Old English, Modern English
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the English language of the period c1150–c1475. Abbr.: ME
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|Noun||1.||Middle English - English from about 1100 to 1450 |
English, English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
East Midland - the dialect of Middle English that replaced West Saxon as the literary language and which developed into Modern English
West Midland - a dialect of Middle English
Northern - a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans
Kentish - a dialect of Middle English
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