A Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases by Christopher Corèdon, Ann Williams

By Christopher Corèdon, Ann Williams

An curiosity within the center a long time frequently brings the non-specialist reader up brief opposed to a note 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 felony 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 often present in sleek books of heritage of the interval; equally, the fitting that means of previous English and heart English phrases may perhaps 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 provides a greater figuring out. There also are examples of medieval phrases and words nonetheless in use this present day, one more reduction to clarifying that means.

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Next; Boon work 36 a dictionary of medieval terms and phrases Bedrip. Work on the harvest performed by tenants as part of the customary dues to their lord. This was usually for a specified amount of time, one or two days. The Latin form was bedrepium. [< OE beodan = command + ripa = harvest] Beggestere. A female beggar. – Cf. -estere Begging. The request for money or food to be given in a charitable spirit; an important part of a culture in which charity was deemed an essential quality. It was far from demeaning; indeed the *Franciscan friars had literally to beg for a living.

They lived in the world, leading a common life. By 1200 they were a frequent sight in towns, where they established hospitals and almshouses. Canons took the same vow as monks but they served also in parish churches. Part of the impulse behind the establishment of new orders in the 13c was the reluctance of monastics to serve in the world, outside their walls, as parish priests, a need met by the canons. – Cf. previous and next Augustinian friars (or hermits). Full name: Order of the Hermit Friars of Saint Augustine, OSA.

Cf. Bar 2 Barrulet. Her. A narrow horizontal stripe, no broader than one twentieth of the *field, or one quarter of a bar. ] – Cf. Bar 1 Bartizan. A corner turret, usually embattled; more elaborately and, when used pacifically, an overhanging gallery. Barton 1. The threshing floor in a barn. [< OE bere = barley + ton = an enclosure] – Cf. next Barton 2. e. one reserved for the lord’s own use. Barton is still found in many placenames. [< OE bere = barley + ton = an enclosure] – Cf. previous; Caput honoris Baselard.

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