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    Default Re: Roman Era Trivia

    You are right because the word écuyer ( in french ) came from the latin word "scutarius" the one who wear a shield but the english is derivative here of the french because you had a vast définition of the word :
    (Remember Henry II and Richard Lionheart graves are in France)

    There was écuyer, young who served a knight and and wear his shield
    There was an écuyer tranchant, who cut and serve meat at the prince's table
    Also a title given to simple "gentilhomme"
    Also the title of the steward of a prince's stable
    Also the title of somebody who teach equitation in academies, by extension an excellent horse rider
    Also écuyer de bouche; the "maître d'hôtel" of a great house
    In hunting it's also the name of a young deer who follow an older one
    Also name given by a winegrower to a false burgeon

    But in équitation came from equus
    Ecuyer tranchant came from escarus
    It's during feudal period that the word took different meanings in Roman world ( Burgundy, Provence, Spain, Portugal,Italy ) english : squire, esquire

    In french litterature
    XI cent Ne n'i adeist [que n'y arrive] esquier ne garçon, Ch. de Rol
    XII cent Uns escuers vint pognant la ferrée

    Also coins name ( derivative Portugal) Escudo
    Last edited by Mirof; 04-16-2019 at 02:12 AM.
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