Term used for the collision of two knights charging each other, whether in real war or during a *tournament. [< Lat. tornus = a turn] -
Cf. Tilt

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  • TORNA — I. TORNA in vocibus, quibus Duces in proeliando olim utebantur, memoratur Mauricio in Strategicis, et sonat, deflecte, seu faciem verte, uti docet Theophanes, ann.. 5. Mauritii, ubi Avarum seu Hungarorum illam esse refert, uti et Theophylactus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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