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  • Leaning staffs — In the 11c and 12c it was forbidden to sit down in a church or *cathedral. However, it was realised this posed problems for elderly or ailing monks. They were therefore permitted to use leaning staffs or reclinatoria, which were crutches fitting… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • ACCUBITA seu ACCUBATIONES — Graecis ἀνακλιντήρια, quod Reclinatoria vertit Wiltainus Abbas in Cant. Cantic. c. 2. Lexico Graec. MS. Regio, definiuntur, ςτρωμναὶ μαλακαὶ εἰς ὕψος ἠρμέναι, lecti molles in altum aggesti; et Balsamoni in can. 74. Synodi Trull. ut et Iohanni… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • RAPHIDIM — locus in solitudine non procul ab Horeb monte, ubi undecima Israelitarum mansio fuit. Numer. c. 33. v. 14. Latine reclinatoria, sive stramenta, aut remissae manus, vel medicina manuum …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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