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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: medium aevum 'middle age'

medieval

adjective
     
Related topics: History
med‧i‧e‧val W3 , mediaeval
1SH connected with the Middle Ages (=the period between about AD 1100 and 1500):
These spices were first brought to Italy from the East in medieval times.
a medieval castle
2 very old or old-fashioned - used in a humorous or disapproving way:
The plumbing in this house is positively medieval!

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