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Terminology posted 01 July 2004 in Author Q & ATerminology by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Definitely! And apparently that is a concern, considering your history...

About Mail

Mail is formed by the interlinking of metal rings. The resultant mesh of links gives a strong flexible armour which provides excellent protection against most cutting blows. It is also beautiful to look at! Note that mail is the correct medieval term, probably derived through the French maille and Italian maglia from the Latin macula meaning the mesh of a net. The modern term chain mail is a pleonasm.


I got this from <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://homepage.ntlworld.com/trevor.barker/farisles/guilds/armour/mail.htm">http://homepage.ntlworld.com/trevor.bar ... r/mail.htm</a><!-- m -->. I knew I had read it somewhere. However, I would still go with maille with two ls, as it looks somewhat better and seems to just be a french root word. view post


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