medieval

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See also: médiéval

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin, medium (middle) aevum (age)

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /med.i.ˈi.vəl/, /mi.di.ˈi.vəl/, /mɪd.ˈi.vəl/, /mɛdi.iːvəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /mɪd.ˈi.vəl/

Adjective[edit]

medieval (comparative more medieval, superlative most medieval)

  1. of or relating to the Middle Ages, perhaps circa 500 to circa 1500 CE.
  2. having characteristics associated with the Middle Ages.
  3. Archaic.
  4. Brutal.
    • 1969 Mar 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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Noun[edit]

medieval (plural medievals)

  1. Someone living in the Middle Ages.
  2. A medieval one.
    • Thank God for modern remedies, the medievals were often useless or even harmful.

Translations[edit]


Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

medieval m, f (plural medievais)

  1. medieval

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

medieval m, f (plural medievais; comparable)

  1. medieval

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

medieval m, f (plural medievales)

  1. medieval