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{adj: Old} of a very early stage in development
"Old English is also called Anglo Saxon"
"Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century"

{adj: minuscule, minuscular} of or relating to a small cursive script developed from uncial; 7th to 9th centuries
<-> majuscule

{adj: ninth, 9th} coming next after the eighth and just before the tenth in position

{n: Ahab} according to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC)

{n: Alaska Standard Time, Yukon Time} standard time in the 9th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 135th meridian west; used in Hawaii and most of Alaska

{n: Aramaic, Aramaic script} an alphabetical (or perhaps syllabic) script used since the 9th century BC to write the Aramaic language; many other scripts were subsequently derived from it

{n: Cynewulf, Cynwulf} Anglo-Saxon poet (circa 9th century)

{n: Elijah} a Hebrew prophet in the Old Testament who opposed the worship of idols; he was persecuted for rebuking Ahab and Jezebel (king and queen of Israel); he was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire (circa 9th century BC)

{n: Hamburg} a port city in northern Germany on the Elbe River that was founded by Charlemagne in the 9th century and is today the largest port in Germany; in 1241 it formed an alliance with Lubeck that became the basis for the Hanseatic League

{n: Harrison, William Henry Harrison, President Harrison, President William Henry Harrison} 9th President of the United States; caught pneumonia during his inauguration and died shortly after (1773-1841)

{n: I, letter i} the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: Jezebel} wife of Ahab who was king of Israel; according to the Old Testament she was a cruel immoral queen who fostered the worship of Baal and tried to kill Elijah and other prophets of Israel (9th century BC)

{n: Old Church Slavonic, Old Church Slavic, Church Slavic, Old Bulgarian} the Slavic language into which the Bible was translated in the 9th century

{n: Old French} the earliest form of the French language; 9th to 15th century

{n: Ramanavami} Hindu lunar holiday (on the 9th day of Caitra) to celebrate the birth of Rama

{n: Rus} the medieval Russian state established by Scandinavian traders in the 9th century; the capital was first in Novgorod and then in Kiev

{n: Samaria} an ancient city in central Palestine founded in the 9th century BC as the capital of the northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel; the site is in present-day northwestern Jordan

{n: Septuagesima, Septuagesima Sunday} the 3rd Sunday before Lent (or the 9th before Easter)

{n: Sussex} a county in southern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom that was captured by Wessex in the 9th century

{n: attack} an offensive move in a sport or game
"they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"

{n: iota} the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet

{n: minuscule} a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts

{n: rally, rallying} the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
"he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning"
"he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack"

{n: run, tally} a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
"the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th"
"their first tally came in the 3rd inning"

{n: teth} the 9th letter of the Hebrew alphabet


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