kerne (1341)

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kerne (1341)


[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  kern n.1; MED:  kerne n.; DMLBS: 1527a kernus ]
M.E.; Irish


1mil.a lightly-armed Irish foot-soldier
( 1341 )  qe nul homme de qele condicion q’il soit ne doit tenir, mener ne meyntenir kernes, hobelours, gentz d’armes ne a pee  173
( 1399; MS: s.xv1 )  ou estoient de eux tuéz clxij hommes armés et les kernes armez  347.11
2mil.(collectively) a troup or band of Irish foot-soldiers
( 1392-93 )  une Sire Robert Lythum et William Botiller, de Connaght, ovesque une graunt kerne dez gentz armez vindrount a Yoghille  216
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