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wappenschawing

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noun wap·pen·schaw·ing \ˈwa-pən-ˌshȯ(-)iŋ, ˈwä-\

Definition of wappenschawing

  1. :  an inspection or muster of soldiers formerly held at various times in each district of Scotland



Origin of wappenschawing

Middle English (northern dialect) wapynschawing, from wapen weapon (from Old Norse vāpn) + schawing, gerund of schawen to show, from Old English scēawian to look, look at — more at weapon, show


First Known Use: 15th century


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