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Old French

the French language of the 9th through the 13th centuries.
Abbreviation: OF.
Origin of Old French
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The oldest beer-song extant is old-french, dating from the thirteenth century.

    Odd Bits of History Henry W. Wolff
  • The present translation varies a good deal from that I printed with the old-french text.

British Dictionary definitions for old-french

Old French

the French language in its earliest forms, from about the 9th century up to about 1400 OF
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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