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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The English language from the middle of the 5th to the beginning of the 12th century. Also called Anglo-Saxon.
  • n. Printing See black letter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The ancestor language of Modern English, also called Anglo-Saxon, spoken in most of Britain from about 400 to 1100.
  • proper n. Archaic English or Middle English speech or writing, or an imitation of this: old English.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under English. n., 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English prior to about 1100

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