medieval etymology

English word medieval comes from Latin aetatis, Latin medium, and later French médiéval (Medieval (of or relating to the Middle Ages).)

Detailed word origin of medieval

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
aetatis Latin (lat)
medium Latin (lat) Community, public, publicity. Middle, center, medium, midst.
médiéval French (fra) Medieval (of or relating to the Middle Ages).
medieval English (eng) A medieval example (of something aforementioned or understood from context).. Someone living in the Middle Ages. Archaic.. Brutal.. Having characteristics associated with the Middle Ages in popular, modern cultural perception:. Of or relating to the Middle Ages, the period from approximately 500 to 1500 AD.

Words with the same origin as medieval

Descendants of medium
media