medieval

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See also: médiéval

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From 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/, /mɛdi.ɛvəl/

Adjective[edit]

medieval ‎(comparative more medieval, superlative most medieval)

  1. Of or relating to the Middle Ages, the period from about 500 to about 1500.
  2. Having characteristics associated with the Middle Ages:
    1. Archaic.
    2. 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, pages 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 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[edit]

Adjective[edit]

medieval

  1. medieval

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