langue d'oil

langue d'oïl
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [lahng daw-eel, daw-ee, doil]
    • /lɑ̃g dɔˈil, ˈdɔ i, ˈdɔɪl/
    • /lˈaŋ dˈɔɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [lahng daw-eel, daw-ee, doil]
    • /lɑ̃g dɔˈil, ˈdɔ i, ˈdɔɪl/

Definitions of langue d'oil words

  • noun langue d'oil the Romance language of medieval northern France: developed into modern French. 1
  • noun langue d'oil the group of medieval French dialects spoken in France north of the Loire; the medieval basis of modern French 0
  • noun langue d'oil a group of French dialects spoken in most of central and N France in the Middle Ages: it is the Old French from which modern French is derived 0

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Origin of langue d'oil

First appearance:

before 1695
One of the 49% oldest English words
1695-1705; < French: language of oïl (Old French; compare French oui), yes < Latin hōc ille (fēcit) this he (did)

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langue d'oil popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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