Spearman

“Spear” is a fine Old English word with many Germanic and Norse cognates.  It is unlikely that Latin sparus is related.

  • 14.041 marching with many spearmen
  • 15.044 The next morning early a company of spearmen
  • 17.036 and spearmen now hidden
  • 17.050 a thousand of their spearmen leapt down
  • 17.058 came many of the spearmen of the elves.

“spear, n.1.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2015. Web. 29 July 2015.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s