[LMB] OT: Online Info

markus baur baur at chello.at
Thu Nov 10 18:27:11 GMT 2016

Am 10.11.2016 um 18:03 schrieb Hilary Powers:
> On 11/10/2016 5:18 AM, Walter Bushell wrote:
>> Revelations tells us the Jesus Christ is the morning star. Is that
>> Venus or the weapon?! I hadn’t heard the weapon called that.
>>> On Nov 9, 2016, at 7:15 PM, Hilary Powers <hilary at powersedit.com> wrote:
>>> Consider "morning star"....
> The "morning star" I meant is the spiked mace or flail. That meaning is
> too obsolete for the Merriam-Webster collegiate dictionary, but the
> unabridged lists it third, after (1) Venus and (2) the other planets
> that may appear in the early sky.
> It's a translation of the German "morganstern" and also, the MW
> compilers cheerfully report, called a "holy water sprinkler."

the dutch called it "goedendag" (good day) - like the greeting ..think 
what a revolting peasant says early in the morning to a oppressing knight



> Too much time under arms in the SCA - I assumed everybody would
> recognize the term without pausing for thought as a clear example of a
> weapon named with barbed humor, proving the possibility of my hypothesis
> about "misericord."


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