plural -s

Word History


Middle French & Old Italian; Middle French lancepessade, from Old Italian lancia spezzata battle-trained or seasoned soldier, select soldier, literally, broken lance, from lancia lance (from Latin lancea) + spezzata, feminine of spezzato, past participle of spezzare to break into pieces, from s- dis- (from Latin dis-) + pėzza piece, from Medieval Latin petia

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“Lancepesade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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