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To wet, soak, or moisten; to turn into a soft mass. Anglo-Norman “moiller” < Latin “molliare”=to moisten < “mollis”=soft.



A traitor; a betrayer. Anglo-Norman “proditour” < Latin “proditor” < “prodere”=to betray < “pro-“=away from + “dare”=to give.



Causing fear and/or terror; extremely bad. Anglo-Norman “terrible” < Latin “terrere”=to frighten < Sanskrit “tras-“=tremble.


Malcolm's English origins in twelfth-century Anglo-Norman chronicles

One of the greatest difficulties in researching King Malcolm is the nature and content of the sources themselves. Though there are some sources that are contemporary to Malcolm’s reign, such as the… 991 more words



Promote a product. Anglo-Norman “advertir”=draw attention to < Latin “advertere” “ad-“= toward + “vertere”=turn toward


Conference: History Books in the Anglo-Norman World (Trinity College Dublin, 22-23 May 2015)

22-23 May 2015
Trinity College Dublin
Synge Theatre, Arts Building

Cost: €25.00 (€15.00 concessions and/or one-day attendance; TCD staff and students free).
Please register by contacting Laura Cleaver ( 335 more words

It's Always Difficult to Get the News

La Chanson de Roland, trans. Ian Short, 2nd edn (Lettres Gothiques, Livre de Poche, 1990).

In 777, Sulayman al-Arabi, the Muslim governor of Barcelona and Girona, sent a delegation to the Frankish King, Charlemagne, offering him his submission along with the allegiance of Husayn, governor of Zaragoza, and Abu Taur, governor of Huesca in return for military aid against Abd al-Rahman I, a rebel prince who had declared an independent Emirate with Córdoba as its capital. 2,146 more words