American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One of the Normans who lived in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 or a descendant of these settlers.
- n. The dialect of Old French, derived chiefly from Norman French, that was used by the Anglo-Normans.
- n. The form of this dialect used in English law until the 17th century. Also called Anglo-French.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to both England and Normandy, or to their inhabitants.
- Pertaining to the Normans who settled in England after the conquest in 1066.
- Of both English and Norman descent.
- n. One of the Normans who settled in England after its conquest by William of Normandy in 1066, or one of the descendants of such a settler. The term is seldom applied to any descendants of the Normans of a time later than the twelfth century; after that time they are called
- n. The Norman dialect of Old French as spoken and separately developed in England.
- adj. Pertaining to the period of Norman rule of England, 1066–1154.
- adj. Pertaining to Normans in England after the Norman Conquest.
- adj. Relating to their language.
- n. A Norman who settled in England after the Norman Conquest, or a descendant of one.
- n. The Romance language spoken in England by the ruling classes after the Norman Conquest, or the form of this language used in English law until the 17th century.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to the English and Normans, or to the Normans who settled in England.
- n. One of the English Normans, or the Normans who conquered England.
- n. the French (Norman) language used in medieval England.
- n. the French (Norman) language used in medieval England
- From Anglo- + Norman. (Wiktionary)
“ Popular Treatises on Science written during the Middle Ages in Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and English, ed. by THOMAS WRIGHT (Historical Society of Science, 1841), pp. 81-82.”
“As it was used in England, the language would be called Anglo-Norman, a French that took its own path, distinct from the Norman spoken on the Continent.”
“A century after the Conquest, architecture in England could fairly be called Anglo-Norman.”
“It was simply pentiz, Anglo-Norman French for, well, “penthouse.””
“As a result, Anglo-Norman would very gradually lose prestige, while English, still spoken by the peasantry, would become more attractive to French-speaking inhabitants of England.”
“With this development, speakers of Anglo-Norman the Norman French then spoken in England were cut off from their continental homeland.”
“This is a fairly slim volume detailing archæological and historical records of the Anglo-Norman Earldom of Ulster, which was set up by a lightning conquest of Downpatrick by the Norman adventurer John De Courcy in 1177, and then gradually subsided out of history in the fourteenth to fifteenth centuries.”
“Where recognition has been given to medieval warfare for proficient recruitment; the use of effective infantry, archery and dismounted knights, competent leadership and strategy, and the chevauchée, historians have tended to date these developments from the later Middle Ages, and especially from the revolution in tactics and organisation under Edward I. The contributors to Anglo-Norman Warfare trace these developments to an earlier period, encouraging debate between early and late medievalists.”
“A forthcoming companion volume to Anglo-Norman Warfare, focusing on castles and fortifications, will make more accessible some of this work.”
“When Chaucer was writing and English literature was being founded, there were people the historians call Anglo-Norman; they became the English people.”
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