[LMB] OT: Online Info

Fred Smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Wed Nov 9 23:30:06 GMT 2016


On Wed, Nov 09, 2016 at 06:10:38PM -0500, Sylvia McIvers wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 11:25 PM, <adkinslawfirm at mindspring.com> wrote:
> 
> > Kirsten E. asks about "the word for that small cross-shaped knife knights
> > would carry in the event of comrades w/gut wounds & etc."
> >
> > It's misericorde.
> >
> >
> Oh!  I know that word!
> But I only know it as a small thin knife, not as 'cut of grace'
> 
> is the 'miseri' starting the word related to misery?
> and corde = cord, always confused me  why a knife had that name.

Google Translate says its Spanish, and translates it as "mercy".
Not that GT is in any way authoritative...

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