langue d'oïl

[lahng daw-eel, daw-ee, doil]
the Romance language of medieval northern France: developed into modern French.

1695–1705; < French: language of oïl (Old French; compare French oui), yes < Latin hōc ille (fēcit) this he (did) Unabridged
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langue d'oïl (lɑ̃ɡ dɔj)
the group of medieval French dialects spoken in France north of the Loire; the medieval basis of modern French
[literally: language of oïl (the northern form for yes), ultimately from Latin hoc ille (fecit) this he (did)]

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