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Origin of mangonel
Examples from the Web for mangonel
There was one mangonel so close under the walls that when all its crew were shot dead no others had ventured to man it.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
The Norman hath a mangonel or a trabuch upon the forecastle.The White Company|Arthur Conan Doyle
Ye dauntless archers, twang your cross-bows well; On, bill and battle-axe and mangonel!The History of Pendennis|William Makepeace Thackeray
Mangonel, s. a military engine on the principle of the sling-staff for casting stones, a catapult, C 6279.
Ye dauntless archers, twang your cross-bows well; On, bill and battle-ax and mangonel!A History of Pendennis, Volume 1|William Makepeace Thackeray
Word Origin for mangonel
"military engine for hurling stones," mid-13c., from Old French mangonel "catapult, war engine for throwing stones, etc." (Modern French mangonneau), diminutive of Medieval Latin mangonum, from Vulgar Latin *manganum "machine," from Greek manganon "any means of tricking or bewitching," from PIE *mang- "to embellish, dress, trim" (cf. Old Prussian manga "whore," Middle Irish meng "craft, deception"). Attested from c.1200 in Anglo-Latin.