stapilhun (s.xiv)

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stapilhun (s.xiv)


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The origin of this word remains unclear. The definition is based upon the Latin fundas et glandes: ‘slings and sling-stones’ (with the primary meaning of glans ‘acorn’). Confusingly, several manuscripts gloss the same passage as plates de plum ‘sheets of lead’ (TLL ii 136.49 and 151.49).


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( MS: s.xiv ) [...] ignem pelasgum et vitrum liquefactum, fundas et glandes (gloss: gallice stapilhuns), balistas trocleatas cum telis et materaciis [...]  i 200.49 and ii 155.49
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