cuish

cuisse

[kwis]
noun Armor.
a piece of armor or padding for protecting the thigh.
Also, cuish [kwish] .


Origin:
1275–1325; earlier also cush, plural cushies (the plural cush(i)e-s misanalyzed as cush-(i)es), Middle English quissheu, kusheu, plural quyssewes, cusschewis < Old French quisseuz, cuisseus, plural of cuissel, equivalent to cuisse thigh (< Latin coxa hipbone) + -el noun suffix

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cuisse or cuish (kwɪs, kwɪʃ)
 
n
a piece of armour for the thigh
 
[C15: back formation from cuisses (plural), from Old French cuisseaux thigh guards, from cuisse thigh, from Latin coxa hipbone]
 
cuish or cuish
 
n
 
[C15: back formation from cuisses (plural), from Old French cuisseaux thigh guards, from cuisse thigh, from Latin coxa hipbone]

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