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 and Etymology 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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