anelace

anelace

[an-l-eys]
noun
a short sword having a double-edged blade tapering sharply to a point: worn by civilians from the 13th to the 16th centuries.
Also, anlace.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English an(e)las < Old French ale(s)naz (by metathesis), derivative of alesne awl < Old High German alasna. See awl

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anelace (ˈænəˌleɪs)
 
n
a variant spelling of anlace

anlace or anelace (ˈænlɪs)
 
n
a medieval short dagger with a broad tapering blade
 
[C13: of unknown origin]
 
anelace or anelace
 
n
 
[C13: of unknown origin]

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