Correct spelling, explanation: the word medieval comes from the modern Latin medium aevum, which referred to the Middle Ages. The contemporary meaning hasn’t changed as it still refers to the historical period. When it comes to grammar the word medieval is an adjective.
Definition of medieval:
adjective – it refers to the Middle Ages,
It is a picturesque town full of lovely medieval buildings.
Collocations with medieval:
Some typical collocations include medieval painting, medieval building, medieval text, and medieval ruler.
This medieval painting is a clear example that art flourished in the Middle Ages.
One of the greatest attractions of the town is a well-preserved, medieval building.
We found a lot about the lifestyle of people in the Middle Ages from that old, medieval text.
He is known to be the most cruel, medieval ruler.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: the spelling
mediaeval is quite common among users of English. This form is closer to the original, Latin word and it is true that once it used to be correct. While we can still find the form mediaeval in some older texts, in modern English the correct form is medieval.
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