Old French

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Old French

n.
1. The French language from the 800s to around the end of the 1500s.
2. The French language from the 800s to around the middle of the 1300s, when considered distinct from Middle French.

Old French

n
(Languages) the French language in its earliest forms, from about the 9th century up to about 1400. Abbreviation: OF

Old′ French′


n.
the French language of the 9th through the 13th centuries. Abbr.: OF
[1885–90]
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Noun1.Old French - the earliest form of the French language; 9th to 15th century
French - the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
Translations
ancien français
francês antigo
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In British universities also, particularly London and Cambridge, the study of Old French language and literature was extending at this time.
His interests included modern French language and literature, film, Old French language and literature, medieval art and iconography, codicology and paleography.
The chansons de geste ("songs of heroic deeds") of Biblioteca Nazionale Manoscritto marciano fondo franceses XIII of Venice, Italy, is a frequently studied text in the scholarly literature concerned with early Italian and late Old French languages and literary traditions.