By Christopher Corèdon, Ann Williams
An curiosity within the heart a long time frequently brings the non-specialist reader up brief opposed to a notice or time period which isn't understood or simply imperfectly understood. This dictionary is meant to place an finish to all that: it's been designed to be of genuine support to normal readers and experts alike. The dictionary includes a few 3,400 phrases as headwords, starting from the criminal and ecclesiastic to the extra prosaic phrases of way of life. Latin used to be the language of the church, legislations and govt, and plenty of Latin phrases illustrated listed here are often present in smooth books of heritage of the interval; equally, the correct that means of outdated English and heart English phrases may well elude today's reader: this dictionary endeavours to supply readability. as well as definition, etymologies of many phrases are given, within the trust that realizing the starting place and evolution of a observe offers a greater figuring out. There also are examples of medieval phrases and words nonetheless in use this day, an additional reduction to clarifying that means.
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Cf. Armes courtoises Armures de fer. Lit. ‘armour of/armed with iron’. The collective term for knights and squires because they wore iron *mail. Arpent. A measure of land equal to approx. one acre. It was used by the Normans when measuring or describing the size of vineyards. Arra [arrhe]. Term for money paid in advance by merchants to monasteries for their wool; this was often paid two or three years in advance. These were effectively loans and the merchants made their interest by discounting.
Cf. Babewyn; Cynocephalus; Gargoyle Blesevin [Blésois]. Adjectival form of Blois. Blind document. Modern term for a document that has become separated 42 a dictionary of medieval terms and phrases from others it was originally associated with. Often enough such documents can be placed in the appropriate department by the style of writing which had been used, clerks being taught the house style. Blockhouse. A building (often timbered) separate from the main defences but fortified; a building designed to block access.
G. at meal time in the *frater. – Cf. previous; Scriptorium Armed. Her. Term used when the teeth or claws of an animal are shown in a *tincture different from the animal’s body. Armes courtoises. The general term for the arms employed in tournaments which had had their ‘killing edge’ removed: swords were blunted and the points of lances changed to minimise the danger of fatal injuries. e. *courtly love, the convention prescribing how ladies and their knights conducted themselves. – Cf. À plaisir; Arms, Statute of; Coronal; Curtana Armet.