See also: médiéval

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A medieval castle.

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Etymology

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From French médiéval (medieval), from Latin medium (middle) +‎ aevum (age).

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medieval (comparative more medieval, superlative most medieval)

  1. Of or relating to the Middle Ages, the period from approximately 500 to 1500 AD.
  2. Having characteristics associated with the Middle Ages in popular, modern cultural perception:
    1. Archaic.
    2. Brutal.
      • 1969 March 24, New York Magazine, page 58:
        Brute force can get you into any apartment if you want to get medieval about it.
      • 2003, Robert Ludlum, The Janson Directive, page 579:
        "Oh, what a nifty idea," Collins said dryly. "Get a bunch of angry brothers with a blowtorch and some pliers and get medieval on his ass."

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medieval (plural medievals)

  1. Someone living in the Middle Ages.
  2. A medieval example (of something aforementioned or understood from context).
    Thank God for modern remedies: the medievals were often useless or even harmful.

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Aragonese

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /medjeˈbal/
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: me‧die‧val

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medieval (plural medievals)

  1. medieval

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  • medieval”, in Aragonario, diccionario castellano–aragonés (in Spanish)

Catalan

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medieval m or f (masculine and feminine plural medievals)

  1. medieval

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Galician

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medieval m or f (plural medievais)

  1. medieval

Portuguese

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Etymology

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From medievo (from Latin medium (middle) +‎ aevum (age)) +‎ -al.

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /me.d͡ʒi.eˈvaw/ [me.d͡ʒɪ.eˈvaʊ̯], (faster pronunciation) /me.d͡ʒjeˈvaw/ [me.d͡ʒjeˈvaʊ̯]
 

  • Hyphenation: me‧di‧e‧val

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medieval m or f (plural medievais)

  1. medieval
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Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French médiéval.

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medieval m or n (feminine singular medievală, masculine plural medievali, feminine and neuter plural medievale)

  1. medieval

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Spanish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /medjeˈbal/ [me.ð̞jeˈβ̞al]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: me‧die‧val

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medieval m or f (masculine and feminine plural medievales)

  1. medieval
    El castellano antiguo también se llama español medieval.
    Old Castilian is also called Medieval Spanish.

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