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Black Death a deadly plague, probably bubonic, that was widespread in Europe in the mid-fourteenth century, characterized by dark splotches on the skin.
carrack a large merchant ship used esp. in the Mediterranean in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries; galleon.
Castile a former kingdom that in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries occupied most of modern Spain. [1/2 definitions]
fifteenth indicating rank or position between fourteenth and sixteenth. [2/3 definitions]
franklin in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England, a freeborn but not nobly born landowner.
Hundred Years' War the series of wars fought between England and France from about the middle of the fourteenth century to the middle of the fifteenth century, which cost England most of its holdings in France.
Lollard in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, a follower of the English religious reformer John Wycliffe.
Medici a member of a powerful Italian family of the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries that included bankers, statesmen, and art patrons, or the name of the family itself.
Middle French the French language as it was spoken and written in the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries.
n the fourteenth letter of the English alphabet.
nun2 the name of the fourteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
Old Norse the Germanic language of Scandinavia before the fourteenth century.
Passover a Jewish festival, beginning on the fourteenth day of Nisan and lasting seven or eight days, that celebrates the escape of the ancient Hebrews from Egypt.
plague (prec. by the) an epidemic of bubonic plague that ravaged much of the world in the fourteenth century; the Black Death. [1/6 definitions]
renaissance (cap.) a cultural movement in Europe, dating from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century, that begin with a revival of interest in classical Greek and Roman culture and learning and gave rise to the development of new forms and ideas in science, art, architecture, and literature (prec. by the). [1/5 definitions]
Stuart a member of a Scottish and English royal family of the fourteenth through eighteenth centuries, or the name of the family itself.
Tenzin Gyatso the fourteenth Dalai Lama and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, born Lhamo Dhondrub (b.1935).
The Canterbury Tales an unfinished series of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the fourteenth century.
thirteenth indicating rank or position between twelfth and fourteenth. [2/3 definitions]
Tutankhamen an Egyptian king of the eighteenth dynasty (fourteenth century B.C.).
xi the name of the fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.