- A French dialect which became after 1066 the vernacular of the court, law, the Church and parliament. It was also a literary language, from the 12c taking second place only to Latin. It was the language of the aristocracy in England; its use became necessary for merchants and traders. However, in the 14c, and during the *Hundred Years' War, feeling turned against France and the language began to fall out of favour, English reclaiming lost ground. Anglo-Norman persisted in the law for some time after English came to be deemed acceptable for use in parliament in 1362.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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Anglo-norman — Anglo normand (langue) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Anglo normand. L’anglo normand est une ancienne langue (ou dialecte) parlée au Moyen Âge en Angleterre à la Cour des rois et dans l’aristocratie anglo normande. Sommaire 1 Histoire … Wikipédia en Français
Anglo-Norman — [aŋ′glōnôr′mən] adj. 1. English and Norman 2. of the Anglo Normans or their language or culture n. 1. a Norman settler in England after the Norman Conquest 2. the Anglo French dialect spoken by such settlers … English World dictionary
Anglo-Norman — Anglo Norman, n. 1. One of the English Normans, or the Normans who conquered England. [1913 Webster] 2. the French (Norman) language used in medieval England. Syn: Anglo French [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Anglo-Norman — Anglo Norman, a. Of or pertaining to the English and Normans, or to the Normans who settled in England. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Anglo-Norman — The Anglo Normans were mainly the descendants of the Normans who ruled England following the conquest by William of Normandy in 1066, although a few Normans were already in England before the conquest. Following the Battle of Hastings, the… … Wikipedia
Anglo-Norman — noun Date: 1735 1. any of the Normans living in England after the Norman conquest of 1066 2. the form of Anglo French used by Anglo Normans • Anglo Norman adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary
Anglo-Norman — /ang gloh nawr meuhn/, adj. 1. pertaining to the period, 1066 1154, when England was ruled by Normans. 2. of or pertaining to Anglo Normans or the Anglo Norman dialect. n. 3. a Norman who settled in England after 1066, or a descendant of one. 4.… … Universalium
Anglo-Norman — adj. & n. adj. 1 English and Norman. 2 of the Normans in England after the Norman Conquest. 3 of the dialect of French used by them. n. the Anglo Norman dialect … Useful english dictionary
Anglo-Norman — An•glo Nor•man [[t]ˈæŋ gloʊˈnɔr mən[/t]] adj. 1) why peo of or pertaining to the period following the Norman Conquest, from 1066 to the accession of Henry II in 1154, when Norman rule and culture were firmly established in England 2) peo of or… … From formal English to slang
Anglo-Norman — 1. adjective /æŋ.ɡləʊ.nɔː.mən,æŋ.ɡloʊ.nɔːr.mən/ a) Pertaining to the period of Norman rule of England, 1066–1154. b) Pertaining to Normans in England after the Norman Conquest. 2. noun /æŋ.ɡləʊ.nɔː.mən,æŋ.ɡloʊ.nɔːr.mən/ a) A Norman who se … Wiktionary