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tourney

[too r-nee, tur-] /ˈtʊər ni, ˈtɜr-/
noun, plural tourneys.
1.
a tournament.
verb (used without object), tourneyed, tourneying.
2.
to contend or engage in a tournament.
Origin of tourney
1300-1350
1300-50; (v.) Middle English tourneyen < Old French torneier < Vulgar Latin *tornidiāre to wheel, keep turning; (noun) Middle English tourneie < Old French tournei, derivative of tourneier. See turn
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tourney

/ˈtʊənɪ; ˈtɔː-/
noun
1.
a knightly tournament
verb
2.
(intransitive) to engage in a tourney
Derived Forms
tourneyer, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French torneier, from Vulgar Latin tornidiāre (unattested) to turn constantly, from Latin tornāre to turn (in a lathe); see tournament
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Word Origin and History for tourney
v.

c.1300, from Old French tornei (mid-12c.), from torneier "to joust, tilt," literally "turn around," from Vulgar Latin *tornizare, from Latin tornare "to turn" (see turn (v.)). The noun also is attested from c.1300.

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