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medieval (adj.)

"pertaining to or suggestive of the Middle Ages," 1825 (mediaeval), coined in English from Latin medium "the middle" (from PIE root *medhyo- "middle") + aevum "age" (from PIE root *aiw- "vital force, life; long life, eternity").

Origin and meaning of medieval

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Definitions of medieval from WordNet

medieval (adj.)
relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages;
Synonyms: mediaeval
medieval (adj.)
as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened;
a medieval attitude toward dating
Synonyms: mediaeval / gothic
medieval (adj.)
characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages;
Synonyms: chivalric / knightly
From wordnet.princeton.edu