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German translation: kleine Steinschleuder

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13:22 May 19, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: perrier
This is the name of a type of catapult used in sieges in the middle ages:
"The perrier looks just like a smaller version of the Trébuchet, but instead of a counterweight, this catapult was powered by hand – men hauling on ropes to fling the arm up."
Does it stay the same in German? Many thanks!
Ute Wietfeld
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:01
German translation:kleine Steinschleuder
Explanation:
I'd suggest "kleine Steinschleuder" or maybe "Steinschleudergerät" (maybe even von Hand betriebene Steinschleuder) to preserve the distinction from Trébuchet (which is "große Steinschleuder" acc. to the following refs., or Steinschleudermaschine acc. to Muret-Sanders). Note, though, that Langenscheidt's F>D lists Steinschleuder = fronde or lance-pierres. (Nothing, however, on Pierrier on any German sites...)

You might want to follow the example of the references below and simply include the French term in parens.

Mit Pfeil und Bogen und der ,,großen Steinschleuder" (Trébuchet), einem gewaltigen Belagerungsgerät aus dem Mittelalter, das nach überlieferten Stichen ...
privat.schlund.de/T/Torsten_Zimmermann/sehusafest.htm

Freie Presse Online: Chemnitz - Nachrichten
... der Burg Rabenstein eine originalgetreue mittelalterliche Steinschleuder aufzubauen.
Inzwischen steht das Trebuchet, am Sonnabendnachmittag wird der Schuss ...
www.freiepresse.de/TEXTE/NACHRICHTEN/REGIONAL/CHEMNITZ/CHEM... TEXTE/44036.html

Loading implements for pierrier
The implements used for pierrier were the same as for mortar, it was necessary to add baskets of 15 to 20 pouces in diameter by 20 pouces in high and wooden trays that had a slightly inferior diameter than the caliber of the pierrier, and at 10-15 pas behind the battery four dump wagons filled with stones to fill 60 baskets that were necessary for each pierrier.
[...]
The service of pierrier pieces required only three men, the sequences of firing maneuvres were similar that of mortar.
vial.jean.free.fr/new_npi/revues_npi/1_1998/npi_198/1_bart_mort3.htm

Hope this helps somewhat...
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 23:01
Grading comment
Many thanks - I couldn't find pierrier on any German sites either, so your suggestion is indeed a great help. Regards, Ute
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nakleine SteinschleuderUlrike Lieder
naby the way, it's French not EnglishAlbert Golub
natypo!!!!!!!! pierrierAlbert Golub


  

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29 mins
typo!!!!!!!! pierrier


Explanation:
from "pierre"= stone/stein

Albert Golub
Local time: 08:01
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 5

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31 mins
by the way, it's French not English


Explanation:
hope it helps somebody

Albert Golub
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56 mins
kleine Steinschleuder


Explanation:
I'd suggest "kleine Steinschleuder" or maybe "Steinschleudergerät" (maybe even von Hand betriebene Steinschleuder) to preserve the distinction from Trébuchet (which is "große Steinschleuder" acc. to the following refs., or Steinschleudermaschine acc. to Muret-Sanders). Note, though, that Langenscheidt's F>D lists Steinschleuder = fronde or lance-pierres. (Nothing, however, on Pierrier on any German sites...)

You might want to follow the example of the references below and simply include the French term in parens.

Mit Pfeil und Bogen und der ,,großen Steinschleuder" (Trébuchet), einem gewaltigen Belagerungsgerät aus dem Mittelalter, das nach überlieferten Stichen ...
privat.schlund.de/T/Torsten_Zimmermann/sehusafest.htm

Freie Presse Online: Chemnitz - Nachrichten
... der Burg Rabenstein eine originalgetreue mittelalterliche Steinschleuder aufzubauen.
Inzwischen steht das Trebuchet, am Sonnabendnachmittag wird der Schuss ...
www.freiepresse.de/TEXTE/NACHRICHTEN/REGIONAL/CHEMNITZ/CHEM... TEXTE/44036.html

Loading implements for pierrier
The implements used for pierrier were the same as for mortar, it was necessary to add baskets of 15 to 20 pouces in diameter by 20 pouces in high and wooden trays that had a slightly inferior diameter than the caliber of the pierrier, and at 10-15 pas behind the battery four dump wagons filled with stones to fill 60 baskets that were necessary for each pierrier.
[...]
The service of pierrier pieces required only three men, the sequences of firing maneuvres were similar that of mortar.
vial.jean.free.fr/new_npi/revues_npi/1_1998/npi_198/1_bart_mort3.htm

Hope this helps somewhat...

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 23:01
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 1505
Grading comment
Many thanks - I couldn't find pierrier on any German sites either, so your suggestion is indeed a great help. Regards, Ute

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