1. John Wheater New Member

    This word, and 'treugas', is mentioned in a papal letter of 1214. It seems to mean 'truce', but nothing starting 'treu' is given in Lewis & Short or Souter. Wiktonary acknowledges it as 'Medieval Latin', but gives no definition of the Latin.

    Is it defined somewhere?...Anywhere?...Help!
  2. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

    Location:
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  3. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gæmleflodland
    What do you mean?
  4. Hemo Rusticus One Slick Hombre

    • Civis Illustris
    What you have written in the heading (treugīs) is the dato-ablative plural of ML treuga, which declines like a typical ā-stem (1st declension). The Italian reflex tregua (older/Northern triegua w. diphthongization) derives very probably from Gothic. In all cases, it means 'a trustworthy thing > peace-token > truce'.

    See here for collateral forms and definitions. That is the Lexicon Mediae Latinitatis.
    Last edited by Hemo Rusticus, May 15, 2019
  5. Issacus Divus Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Gæmleflodland
    From triggws.

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