eschele2 (c.1136-37)

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eschele2 (c.1136-37)

[ FEW: 17,95b *skara; Gdf: 3,387c eschiele 1; GdfC: ; TL: 3,893 eschiele 2; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  eschele n.; MED:  eschele n.; DMLBS: ]
escheile,  eschel,  eschiele,  eschile;  echel;  achele  

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1implementwedge
( MS: s.xiv )  cuneis: par echels, weg  ii 154
2mil.body of troops (in close battle formation)
( c.1136-37; MS: s.xiii1/3 )  En l’eschele [ke] devant [vint] Lançad le gaveloc qu’il tint  2795
( s.xiiiin; MS: c.1300 )  De combatre dunc s’apresterent E lur eschieles diviserent  11190
( 1271-72; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Icés cinc compaignies sunt ordineez en la premere eschele  41.1
( MS: s.xiii2 )  acies: (C) la eschele(var. escheles (L)MS: xiii/xiv)  ii 71
eschele devant
1mil.vanguard
( c.1170; MS: s.xiiiex )  Li fiz Gudreche sunt en l’eschiele devant  3274
mettre en eschele
1mil.to line up
( c.1335; MS: s.xivm )  arraierent et mistrent en eschele lour petites gentz  166
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