espringal (1307-27)

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espringal (1307-27)

[ FEW: 17,189a *springan; Gdf: 3,551b espringale; GdfC: ; TL: 3,1256 espringale; DEAF: ; DMF:  espringale; TLF: ; OED:  espringal n.; MED:  springald n.; DMLBS: 3170 springaldus ]
espringaut,  espringant  


1mil.weaponsspringal, catapult
( 1307-27 )  une lettre, sire, vous pleise maunder au gardeyn del chastel de Berkel’, q’il face deliverer un espringant (l. espringaut) q’est en le dit chastel  485 (PRO SC 1/37/112)
( c.1334; MS: s.xivm )  fist assailler […] la cité de J. des magneus […] et d’espringaus gettanz fu et setes  96.13
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