Definition of Langue d'oil
1. Noun. Medieval provincial dialects of French spoken in central and northern France.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Langue D'oil
Literary usage of Langue d'oil
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1. The History of Normandy and of England by Francis Palgrave (1878)
"The poetic literature of mediaeval Europe J"^™°° received its most forcible and distinguishing \™^™ on impress from the Langue d'Oil, the language Heraldry, ..."
2. French Civilization in the Nineteenth Century: A Historical Introduction by Albert Léon Guérard (1914)
"Romanic or Noo-Latin—Flemish, Breton, Basque— North and South, langue d'oil and langue d'oo; supremacy of Northern French undisputed—French beyond the ..."
3. Historical View of the Literature of the South of Europe by Jean-Charles-Léonard Simonde Sismondi, Thomas Roscoe (1846)
"ON THX RO*ANCE-WALLON, OR LANGUE D'OIL, AND ON THE ROMANCES OP CHIVALRY. IT is not the design of this work to treat of the language and literature of France ..."
4. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1848)
"... and north of that river the langue d'oil was used, the language of the trouveres, which has expanded into the modern French. ..."
5. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1891)
"Langue d'oc and Langue d'oil. vailed in the north, and was hardly known in the south of France, where Romance continued to prevail. ..."