By Christopher CorÃ¨don
An curiosity within the center a long time frequently brings the non-specialist reader up brief opposed to a be aware or time period which isn't understood or merely imperfectly understood. This dictionary is meant to place an finish to all that: it's been designed to be of genuine support to basic readers and experts alike. The dictionary comprises a few 3,400 phrases as headwords, starting from the criminal and ecclesiastic to the extra prosaic phrases of way of life. Latin was once the language of the church, legislation and executive, and lots of Latin phrases illustrated listed below are usually present in smooth books of heritage of the interval; equally, the fitting that means of previous English and center English phrases may possibly elude latest reader: this dictionary endeavours to supply readability. as well as definition, etymologies of many phrases are given, within the trust that understanding the foundation and evolution of a note provides a greater realizing. There also are examples of medieval phrases and words nonetheless in use this day, another relief to clarifying that means.
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Agium Arrow loop. A narrow, vertical opening in a wall or *merlon for arrows to be 21 a dictionary of medieval terms and phrases shot through. *Crossbows required horizontal openings, some of which with vertical openings also looked like crosses and were called ‘crosslets’ or ‘arbalestinas’. An arrow loop could also be called a ‘porthole’. Arrowsmith. A smith who specialised in the making of metal arrow-heads. Ars dictaminis. Lit. ‘the art of letter-writing; letter composition’. University students were, then as now, short of funds.
Simultaneously, there were proclamations asking men to join up. For some there were pardons for criminal offences. However, the pay was assured; and if the troops were to serve abroad, they were paid from the day they left their home county. France was particularly popular, as it offered plenty of opportunity for plunder and looting, esp. during the *chevauchées. – Cf. Arraiator; Contract captain Arrivagium. The Latin term for the toll payable by a ship for mooring at a dock or wharf. [L arrivo = to arrive] – Cf.
Contraction of ‘Augustine’. Auxilium. Lit. ‘assistance, resource’. A feudal aid; the service, including military service, owed by *vassal to lord. – Cf. Aids Avagium. Latin word for payment made for the right to pannage in the lord’s woods. – Cf. Pannage Avalagium. Toll paid for going down the River Thames. Avalon. The island of the blessed in Celtic mythology. It was also the place in legend where King Arthur sought refuge to recover from his wounds. Since the 12c Avalon has been linked in popular imagination with Glastonbury.
A Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases by Christopher CorÃ¨don