Medieval vs Rondel - What's the difference?

medieval | rondel |


As an adjective medieval

is medieval (of or relating to the middle ages).

As a noun rondel is

a metric form of verse using two rhymes, usually fourteen 8- to 10-syllable lines in three stanzas, with the first lines of the first stanza returning as refrain of the next two.

medieval

English

Alternative forms

* mediaeval, (used for archaizing effect although non-contemporary), medireview (autocorrected misspelling)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or relating to the Middle Ages, the period from about 500 to about 1500.
  • Having characteristics associated with the Middle Ages.
  • Archaic.
  • Brutal.
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  • Derived terms

    * medievaldom * medievalism * medievalist * medievalize * medireview

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Someone living in the Middle Ages.
  • A medieval example (of something aforementioned or understood from context).
  • * Thank God for modern remedies, the medievals were often useless or even harmful.
  • rondel

    English

    Alternative forms

    * rondelle (uncommon in the musical or poetic senses) * (dagger) roundel

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A metric form of verse using two rhymes, usually fourteen 8- to 10-syllable lines in three stanzas, with the first lines of the first stanza returning as refrain of the next two.
  • A poem in the above form.
  • The verse form rondeau.
  • A poem in the above rondeau form.
  • A rondelle, (small) circular object.
  • A long thin medieval dagger with a circular guard and a circular pommel (hence the name).
  • A small round tower erected at the foot of a bastion.
  • Synonyms

    * roundel