HyperDic: middle_ages

English > 1 sense of the expression Middle Ages:
NOUNtimeMiddle Ages, Dark Agesthe period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
English > Middle Ages: 1 sense > noun 1, time
MeaningThe period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance.
SynonymDark Ages
Category ofCockaigne(Middle Ages) an imaginary land of luxury and idleness
Iseult, Isolde(Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
Oberson(Middle Ages) the king of the fairies and husband of Titania in medieval folklore
Titania(Middle Ages) the queen of the fairies in medieval folklore
Tristan, Tristram(Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
bloodlettingformerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
cannon(Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm
chain mail, ring mail, mail, chain armor, chain armour, ring armor, ring armour(Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
courtly love(Middle Ages) a highly conventionalized code of conduct for lovers
esquire(Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight
habergeon(Middle Ages) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk
humor, humour(Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state
knight errantry(Middle Ages) the code of conduct observed by a knight errant who is wandering in search of deeds of chivalry
miniature, illuminationpainting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
palatine, palsgrave(Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
pavis, pavise(Middle Ages) a large heavy oblong shield protecting the whole body
quadrivium(Middle Ages) a higher division of the curriculum in a medieval university / university involving arithmetic and music and geometry and astronomy
serf, helot, villein(Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
trivium(Middle Ages) an introductory curriculum at a medieval university / university involving grammar and logic and rhetoric
Instance ofhistoric period, ageAn era of history having some distinctive feature
Part ofhistoryThe aggregate of past events
Spanishedad media, Edad Media, medievo, medioevo
Catalanedat mitjana, Edat Mitjana
Adjectivesmedieval, mediaevalrelating to or belonging to the Middle Ages

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