from The Century Dictionary.

  • etc. See medieval, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or relating to the Middle Ages.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of medieval.

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  • adjective relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages
  • adjective as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened


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  • I like it spelled like that. Not just with "ae" but with the ligature.

    January 15, 2008

  • (And yes, I'm a typography nerd.)

    January 15, 2008

  • Imagining frindley, newly refreshed from slumbering on a Posturepædic Mattress, trimming quills and breaking out the vellum in anticipation of firing up a fresh broadside against Wikipædia. Sadly, Brother Malachi, the retromingent reprobate, has being pissing in the madder-vats again, so the ink situation is looking a little dire ...

    Such are my insomniac musings.

    January 15, 2008

  • I thought I was, or knew, all the different types of nerds, but typography is a new one. It's good to have you aboard.

    January 16, 2008

  • Someone give sionnach a sleeping pill. ;-)

    January 16, 2008

  • Also a typography nerd: *raises hand*

    It's definitely one of the better kinds of nerds to be. ;-)

    January 16, 2008

  • It's funny how, in Italian, the correct term would be medioevale, with an o.

    April 4, 2008

  • Or would that be mediœvale?

    April 4, 2008

  • I don't think so, actually. I'm pretty sure Italian doesn't have diphthongs (of course, I might be wrong. For the first time in my life).

    April 4, 2008

  • Medioevale looks right to me. Of course there are Italian dipthongs, they just don't have any special treatment in the orthography.

    eg. bianco, viola, muore, etc.

    April 4, 2008