arblaster (1155)

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arblaster (1155)

[ FEW: 25,110a arcuballista; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,165a arbalestier; TL: 1,494 arbalestier; DEAF: ; DMF:  arbalétrier; TLF:  arbalétrier; OED:  arbalester n.; MED:  arblaster n.; DMLBS: 116a arbalistarius ]
arblastier,  arblastir,  arblastre;  areblaster,  arbalester,  arblester,  arbelastier;  alblaster,  arblastrer;  aublaster,  aubelastier,  arblaste  7.17-18  

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1mil.occupationarcher, crossbowman
( 1155; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Les cels firent destre e senestre Arblastiers e archiers estre  3126
( s.xii3/4; MS: s.xiv2 )  La sus sunt li archer […] E li arblaster e li autre traiant  4088
( MS: s.xiii )  ferentarius: arblaster  167
( MS: s.xiiiex )  balearius: arblastir  ii 160
( s.xivin; MS: c.1335 )  prendre lur arblasters e lur archers  11.1
( a.1382 )  od treshidous poer des gentz d’armes et des alblasters et de pedaile  22.25
( MS: s.xiii/xiv )  architenentes gallice: areblaster  ii 147
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