Old English Definition

The English language from the middle of the 5th to the beginning of the 12th century.
American Heritage
The Low German language of the Anglo-Saxons, comprising West Saxon, the major literary dialect, and the Kentish, Northumbrian, and Mercian dialects: it was spoken in England from c. a.d. 450 to c. a.d. 1100
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

(linguistics, history) The ancestor language of Modern English, also called Anglo-Saxon, spoken in most of Britain from about 400 to 1100.


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