schiniere

English translation: Greaves (leg guards for armor)

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Italian term or phrase:schiniere
English translation:Greaves (leg guards for armor)
Entered by: Joseph Tein

19:54 Jul 28, 2007
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Archaeology
Italian term or phrase: schiniere
talking about items found in a necropolis
Daniela Donati (X)
Local time: 22:13
Greaves
Explanation:
Schiniere - in età classica e medievale, parte dell’armatura che proteggeva la parte anteriore della gamba dal ginocchio al piede

Greave - Plate armor for the leg from the knee to the ankle, initially only covering the front of the shin, but later made of two hinged plates encircling the lower leg

Maybe also called 'leg guard' or 'shin guard'


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Note added at 16 mins (2007-07-28 20:10:40 GMT)
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The Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary states: Greave = armor for the leg below the knee.
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Joseph Tein
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Greaves


Explanation:
Schiniere - in età classica e medievale, parte dell’armatura che proteggeva la parte anteriore della gamba dal ginocchio al piede

Greave - Plate armor for the leg from the knee to the ankle, initially only covering the front of the shin, but later made of two hinged plates encircling the lower leg

Maybe also called 'leg guard' or 'shin guard'


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Note added at 16 mins (2007-07-28 20:10:40 GMT)
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The Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary states: Greave = armor for the leg below the knee.

Joseph Tein
United States
Local time: 13:13
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