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The Golden Gloss

The medieval glossary of English (old/middle/modern) words as used in the middle ages. Of highlight are words misunderstood or unknown to the general public (or newer participants.)

UPDATED 09/01/2023

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There are currently 2 terms in this directory beginning with the letter Q.
The short arrow like projectile used in crossbows.

Quillion or Quillon
Referring to the arms of a cross guard on a sword. While this word is used frequently in modern medieval conversations, the term itself appears around the middle of the 1500s.


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