Kaernia


Kaernia
Latin collective term for a band of kerns, the Irish foot soldiers who attached themselves to the households of English lords in Ireland. [< Ir. ceithearn = band of soldiers] -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • Kern — In the 13c, kerns signified those who attached themselves to the establishments of English lords in Ireland. They were considered idlers and spongers. Later the term was used of a fighting man from Ireland, a foot soldier without armour. When… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Kerne — In the 13c, kerns signified those who attached themselves to the establishments of English lords in Ireland. They were considered idlers and spongers. Later the term was used of a fighting man from Ireland, a foot soldier without armour. When… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases


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