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  • Medieval Vocabulary Dimotiko Sxoleio Agias Napas, Cyprus
  • Archer: person who uses a bow and arrow Armor: any covering worn as a defense against weapons Arrow: a slender, straight weapon made to be shot from a bow
  • Axe: an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle Bow: a flexible strip of wood or other material, bent by a string stretched between its ends, for shooting arrows Castle: a fortified, usually walled residence, as of a prince or noble in feudal times
  • Catapult: an ancient military engine for hurling stones, arrows, etc. Court: the extended household and all those who regularly attended on the ruler or central figure Crossbow: a medieval weapon consisting of a bow fixed transversely on a stock having a trigger mechanism to release the bowstring
  • Drawbridge: a bridge that may be raised to prevent access or to enable vessels to pass Gate: an opening permitting passage through an enclosure Gauntlet: a medieval glove worn by a knight in armor to protect the hand
  • Helmet: medieval armor for the head Herald: an officer who arranged tournaments and other functions, announced challenges, marshaled combatants, who was later employed also to arrange processions, funerals, and to regulate the use of armorial bearings horse
  • Jester: a professional fool or clown, especially at a medieval court Joust: a combat in which two knights on horseback attempted to unhorse each other with blunted lances King: a male sovereign or monarch; a man who holds by life tenure, and usually by hereditary right, the chief authority over a country and people
  • Knight: a man, usually of noble birth, who after an apprenticeship as page and squire was raised to honorable military rank and bound to chivalrous conduct Lance: a long wooden shaft with a pointed metal head, used as a weapon by knights and cavalry soldiers in charging Moat: a deep, wide trench, usually filled with water, surrounding the rampart of a fortified place, as a town or a castle
  • Prince: a non-reigning male member of a royal family Princess: a non-reigning female member of a royal family or the wife of a prince Queen: a female sovereign or monarch or the wife of a king
  • Quest: an adventurous expedition undertaken by a knight or knights to secure or achieve something Shield: a broad piece of armor, varying widely in form and size, carried apart from the body, usually on the left arm, as a defense against swords, lances, arrows, etc. Spear: a weapon consisting of a long shaft with a sharp pointed end of metal, stone, or wood that may be thrown or thrust
  • Squire: a young man of noble birth who served a knight Sword: a weapon with a long, straight or slightly curved blade, sharp-edged on one or both sides, with one end pointed and the other fixed in a hilt or handle
  • Tournament: a sport or contest in which mounted combatants fought for a prize Tower: a mobile structure used in medieval warfare to attack a castle