By Christopher Corèdon, Ann Williams
An curiosity within the heart a while frequently brings the non-specialist reader up brief opposed to a notice or time period which isn't understood or purely imperfectly understood. This dictionary is meant to place an finish to all that: it's been designed to be of actual support to common readers and experts alike. The dictionary includes a few 3,400 phrases as headwords, starting from the felony and ecclesiastic to the extra prosaic phrases of lifestyle. Latin used to be the language of the church, legislation and executive, and plenty of Latin phrases illustrated listed here are often present in sleek books of heritage of the interval; equally, the ideal that means of previous English and center English phrases may possibly 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 beginning and evolution of a be aware offers a greater knowing. There also are examples of medieval phrases and words nonetheless in use this present day, another reduction to clarifying which means.
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An English equivalent would perhaps be ‘arrayer’. – Cf. Arms, Assize of; Array, Commission of Arras. The town in Flanders, near Lille, after which a rich kind of tapestry was named, depicting figures and scenes, esp. mythological. Its reputation for quality was Europe-wide, giving rise to the Italian word for tapestry, arrazzo, and the Spanish drap de raz. Curtains of this material were often hung on the walls around a room; screens also were made of arras. Polonius famously hides behind one in Hamlet.
The process of measuring by the *ell; this came to refer both to the measuring and inspection of cloth, and also the fee paid for that service. Aulnage accounts were made up for all home-produced cloth from the 13c to the 14c. These were made by the crown for taxation purposes: the wool in- 25 a dictionary of medieval terms and phrases dustry, being so large, was at the centre of the English economy and crucial to royal revenues. These accounts provide a broad, if not precise, picture of the fortunes and fluctuations of the English sheep industry: before the mid14c healthy and expanding; after the *Black Death in decline and stagnating.
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.
A Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases by Christopher Corèdon, Ann Williams