medieval

medieval
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. feudal, knightly, courtly; antiquated, old-fashioned, outdated, quaint. See oldness.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. pertaining to the Middle Ages, feudal, antiquated, ancient; see old 3 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
of the Middle Ages, of the Dark Ages, Gothic, feudal, archaic.
ANT.: modern
WORD FIND
catapult: mangonel, trebuchet
chemistry: alchemy
duty and loyalty owed to lord by vassal: fealty
garden, villager’s: croft
land grant made by lord in exchange for services: fief
land unit of eighteen to thirty-two acres supporting peasant: virgate
lord’s tenant pledging military service: vassal
manager of lord’s manor: bailiff
musical instrument: lute, lyre, rebec
peasant: serf, villein
political and social system: feudalism
singer: minstrel, troubador
sport: tilting, jousting
tax paid to a lord: tallage
town, village: bourg
tunic: gipon, jupon
yard: toft
see castle

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  • medieval — adjetivo 1. De la Edad Media: literatura medieval, teatro medieval, historia medieval, arte medieval. latín* medieval …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Medieval — Me di*e val, Medievalism Me di*e val*ism, Medievalist Me di*e val*ist . Same as {Medi[ae]val}, {Medi[ae]valism}, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • medieval —     Middle Ages     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Middle Ages     A term commonly used to designate that period of European history between the Fall of the Roman Empire and about the middle of the fifteenth century. The precise dates of the beginning …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • medieval — → Medievo …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • medieval — (adj.) 1827, pertaining to or suggestive of the Middle Ages, coined in English from L. medium the middle (see MEDIUM (Cf. medium) (n.)) + aevum age (see EON (Cf. eon)) …   Etymology dictionary

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