Modern term for the crossing of the Channel by English mon-archs in this period; based on the 12c Latin transfretatio = crossing the sea. [< Lat. trans = across + fretum = a strait or narrow sea]

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  • Transfretation — Trans fre*ta tion, n. [L. transfretatio. See {Transfrete}.] The act of passing over a strait or narrow sea. [Obs.] Sir J. Davies. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transfretation — noun a passage over a strait of narrow sea See Also: fret, fretum, transfrete …   Wiktionary

  • transfretation — …   Useful english dictionary

  • transfrete — verb To cross a channel or narrow sea. The marquesse then of Monferrato, a citye in Italy, beynge a gentleman of great prowesse and valiance, was appointed to transfrete the seas in a generall passage made by the Christians, wyth an huge armie… …   Wiktionary

  • Ultra mare — Lit. across the sea , i.e. the continent or most particularly the Holy Land. Cf. Transfretation …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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