Etymology of Medieval
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The word medieval is annoying. Because it is not lucid. What does medi + eval mean? Thinking of a replacement word.
So, let's lookup etymology. Here it is.
“pertaining to or suggestive of the Middle Ages,” 1825 (mediaeval), coined in English from Latin medium “the middle” (from PIE root *medhyo- “middle”) + aevum “age” (from PIE root *aiw- “vital force, life; long life, eternity”).
[etymology of medieval https://www.etymonline.com/word/medieval]
so apparently, it just medi = mid, eval = age.
So, instead of saying medieval, we could simply say Middle Ages instead, or, say, year 400 to 1400.