mediaeval mediaeval

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages
  2. (adj) as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened

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Usage(s):

  1. McGirk: It may sound mediaeval, but Pashtun culture places a higher value on honor than on life.
  2. In 1919, Broadway saw The Jest, a gruesome melodrama of mediaeval Florence in the time of Lorenzo, the Magnificent.
  3. Dressed in the national costume of a mediaeval Viking matron, she devotes the day to her five children, to her 16th century house, to her famous flower garden.

News

  • The Lynch clan

    The Lynch family are derived from several independent clans One of these is the Norman family De Lench who came to Ireland in the 12th century and were the most prominent of the Tribes of Galway These were the 14 Norman families who controlled this important mediaeval trading city and made it one of the few outposts in the West of Ireland that was loyal to the British crown
    on July 17, 2013     Source: Irish Central

Quotes

  1. "It's mediaeval. I feel snubbed and insulted, of course, and also humiliated," Dessaix says. "But, if out of all this, the Chinese are encouraged to look again at their blanket ban on people with HIV entering the country : then it's been...
    on Apr 1, 2010 By: Robert Dessaix Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. John Ledbury, Kings Lynn, England says: "The cardinal chap is a mediaeval superstition monger with no scientific training. Why is anyone prepared to listen to him?"
    on Mar 21, 2008 By: Henry VIII Source: Times Online

  3. After the opening song, Salva Nos (Save Us), Blake said, "Welcome to the enchanted realm of the Mediaeval Baebes."
    on Oct 14, 2007 By: Katharine Blake Source: Columbus Dispatch

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