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Polish term or phrase:rajtarzy
English translation:reiters
Entered by: Maciej Andrzejczak
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19:51 Nov 19, 2006
Polish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Military / Defense / history
Polish term or phrase: rajtarzy
szwedzcy, tacy jak z Potopu

co z nimi zrobić?
allp
Poland
Local time: 00:44
reiters
Explanation:
konkretnie tacy, jak z potopu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiter

tu jest zdecydowanie niemiecki źródłosłów

Reiters (German: Reiter, or horserider, shortened from the original 'Schwarze Reiter' or'black riders' called for the colour of their armour) were a type of cavalry, which appeared in the armies of Western Europe in the 16th century in place of the outmoded lance-armed knights, at the same type that cuirassiers and dragoons began to attain typological distinction from other kinds of cavalry. The reiters raised firearms to the status of primary weapons, as opposed to earlier Western European heavy cavalry relying primarily on hand-to-hand weapons.



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The Reiters mostly consisted of Germans and served in the armies of the German states, Sweden, Poland as Polish: 'rajtaria', and elsewhere. There were also Reiter regiments in Russia between 1630s and late 17th century (see Regiments of the new order).

In the later 17th century the Reiters gradually merged into generic cavalry regiments and were no longer seen as a distinct class of horseman
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Local time: 00:44
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dziękuję!
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reiters


Explanation:
konkretnie tacy, jak z potopu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiter

tu jest zdecydowanie niemiecki źródłosłów

Reiters (German: Reiter, or horserider, shortened from the original 'Schwarze Reiter' or'black riders' called for the colour of their armour) were a type of cavalry, which appeared in the armies of Western Europe in the 16th century in place of the outmoded lance-armed knights, at the same type that cuirassiers and dragoons began to attain typological distinction from other kinds of cavalry. The reiters raised firearms to the status of primary weapons, as opposed to earlier Western European heavy cavalry relying primarily on hand-to-hand weapons.



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Note added at 8 mins (2006-11-19 19:59:20 GMT)
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The Reiters mostly consisted of Germans and served in the armies of the German states, Sweden, Poland as Polish: 'rajtaria', and elsewhere. There were also Reiter regiments in Russia between 1630s and late 17th century (see Regiments of the new order).

In the later 17th century the Reiters gradually merged into generic cavalry regiments and were no longer seen as a distinct class of horseman


Maciej Andrzejczak
Poland
Local time: 00:44
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in category: 10
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dziękuję!
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Asker: konkretnie tego szukałam w sieci, ale nie znalazłam, widocznie źle szukałam, dzięki :)


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agree  bartek: http://www.geocities.com/rajtarfamilytrees/6.html srodkowy passage
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agree  Adam Zakrzewski
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