Lancegay
Lancegay Lance"gay`, Lancegaye Lance"gaye`, n. [OF. lancegaie, corrupted from the same source as E. assagai, under the influence of F. lance lance. See {Assagai}.] A kind of spear anciently used. Its use was prohibited by a statute of Richard II. --Nares. [1913 Webster]

In his hand a launcegay, A long sword by his side. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • lancegay — lance·gay …   English syllables

  • lancegay — n(t)sˌgā noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English launcegay, from Middle French lancegaie, from lance + gaie (as in archegaie, azagaie, kind of lance) more at assegai : a medieval lance or throwing spear …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lancegaye — Lancegay Lance gay , Lancegaye Lance gaye , n. [OF. lancegaie, corrupted from the same source as E. assagai, under the influence of F. lance lance. See {Assagai}.] A kind of spear anciently used. Its use was prohibited by a statute of Richard II …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • English words first attested in Chaucer — Contents 1 Etymology 2 List 2.1 Canterbury Tales General Prologue …   Wikipedia

  • Assagai — As sa*gai, Assegai As se*gai, n. [Pg. azagaia, Sp. azagaya, fr. a Berber word. Cf. {Lancegay}.] A spear used by tribes in South Africa as a missile and for stabbing, a kind of light javelin. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Assegai — Assagai As sa*gai, Assegai As se*gai, n. [Pg. azagaia, Sp. azagaya, fr. a Berber word. Cf. {Lancegay}.] A spear used by tribes in South Africa as a missile and for stabbing, a kind of light javelin. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • launcegaye — /lönsˈgā or länsˈgā/ same as ↑lancegay …   Useful english dictionary

  • launsgay — variant of lancegay …   Useful english dictionary

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