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Anglo-Norman   /ˈæŋgloʊ-nˈɔrmən/   Listen

The French (Norman) language used in medieval England.  Synonym: Anglo-French.

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"Anglo-Norman" Quotes from Famous Books

... extra-constitutional bodies, either coming under the protection of law, or else being superseded by the law's providing for their objects. In the middle ages the Church was a vast extra-constitutional body. The German and Anglo-Norman sovereigns sought to bring its operation under the law; modern parliaments have superseded its operation by law. Then the State wished to gain the right of investitures; now the State marries, registers, manages the poor, exercises ...
— Loss and Gain - The Story of a Convert • John Henry Newman

... various parts of the Bible before the time of Wycliffe. Among the most notable of the early translators were the Venerable Bede and Alfred the Great. Some portions of Scripture were likewise translated into Anglo-Norman in the thirteenth century. Some of the early fragments are ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07 • Various

... Anglo-Norman word from abattre, to beat down or destroy; as, to abate a castle or fort, is to beat it down; and a gale is said to abate when it decreases. The term is still used ...
— The Sailor's Word-Book • William Henry Smyth

... seems at least in parts to be almost equally wild. But that of Brendan has certainly been the most popular. M. Achille Jubinal, who edited one Latin and two French translations of it, says that it also exists in Irish, Welsh, Spanish, English, and Anglo-Norman. The Spanish, English, and Anglo-Norman I have never read, and of the Welsh I have never heard. Of the Latin I once made a complete translation from the Latin text published by Jubinal, but I have lost it, and have had ...
— Brendan's Fabulous Voyage • John Patrick Crichton Stuart Bute

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