wappenshaw

wappenshaw
/wop"euhn shaw', wap"-/, n.
a periodic muster or review of troops or persons under arms, formerly held in certain districts of Scotland to satisfy military chiefs that their men were properly armed and faithful to the local lord or chieftain.
Also, wappenshawing.
[1495-1505; short for wappenshawing (Scots), equiv. to wappen (OE waepna, gen. pl. of waep(e)n WEAPON) + shawing showing (see SHOW, -ING1); cf. D wapenschouwing]

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • wappenshaw — wap•pen•shaw [[t]ˈwɒp ənˌʃɔ, ˈwæp [/t]] also wap′pen•shaw ing n. mil a periodic review of troops formerly held in Scotland to satisfy military chiefs that their men were loyal and properly armed • Etymology: 1495–1505; short for wappenshawing… …   From formal English to slang

  • wappenshaw —   n. muster of men with their weapons formerly held in certain areas of Scotland …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • wappenshaw — /wop euhn shaw , wap /, n. a periodic muster or review of troops or persons under arms, formerly held in certain districts of Scotland to satisfy military chiefs that their men were properly armed and faithful to the local lord or chieftain. Also …   Useful english dictionary

  • wappenshawing — wappˈenshawing, etc noun An older form, from which wappenshaw is a back formation • • • Main Entry: ↑wappenshaw …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scottish gravestones — The Scottish or Lowland Scottish gravestone is unique to the north of the British Isles. The study of Scottish Lowland Gravestones is essential to the overall study of British monumental inscriptions. The level of symbolism and detail on Scottish …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”