mangonel
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, probably from Medieval Latin manganellus, diminutive of Late Latin manganum philter, mangonel, from Greek manganon Date: 13th century a military engine formerly used to throw missiles

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  • Mangonel — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Un mangonel era un tipo de catapulta o arma de asedio utilizada en el período medieval para lanzar proyectiles a los muros de un castillo. Aunque no eran especialmente precisos, los mangoneles eran capaces de soltar… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mangonel — Man go*nel, n. [OF. mangonel, LL. manganellus, manganum, fr. Gr. ? See {Mangle}, n.] A military engine formerly used for throwing stones and javelins. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mangonel — (n.) military engine for hurling stones, mid 13c., from O.Fr. mangonel catapult, war engine for throwing stones, etc. (Mod.Fr. mangonneau), dim. of M.L. mangonum, from V.L. *manganum machine, from Gk. manganon any means of tricking or bewitching …   Etymology dictionary

  • mangonel — [maŋ′gə nel΄] n. [OFr, dim. < L manganum: see MANGLE2] an obsolete military apparatus for hurling heavy stones and other missiles …   English World dictionary

  • Mangonel — A simple illustration of an ancient catapult A mangonel (derived from Greco Latin word manganon, meaning engine of war )[1][2] was a type of catapult or siege engine used in the …   Wikipedia

  • Mangonel — Modell einer Mangole mit einer Geschossschale Die Mangonel war eine manövrierbare mittelalterliche Wurf bzw. Katapultmaschine. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Name …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mangonel — Military device for throwing stones and rocks. The purpose was crude and simple: to batter castle walls and frighten and kill defenders. The mangonel derived its power from twisting rope, which pulled down the throwing arm. [< Gr. magganon =… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • mangonel — [ maŋgən(ə)l] noun historical a military device for throwing stones and other missiles. Origin ME: from OFr. mangonel(le), from med. L. manganellus, dimin. of late L. manganum, from Gk manganon axis of a pulley …   English new terms dictionary

  • mangonel — n. Mil. hist. a military engine for throwing stones etc. Etymology: ME f. OF mangonel(le), f. med.L manganellus dimin. of LL manganum f. Gk magganon …   Useful english dictionary

  • mangonel — /mang geuh nel /, n. (formerly) any of various military engines for throwing large stones, darts, and other missiles. [1250 1300; ME < OF (dim.), deriv. of LL manganum < Gk mánganon engine of war] * * * …   Universalium

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