Sunday, November 11, 2018

Fact of the Day: Old English Knight

The English word knight evolved from the Old English word cniht which meant "youth" or "servant". 

8 comments:

  1. That's a tricky word! Hugs...RO

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  2. Interesting, I didn't know that! Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving me such a kind comment :)

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    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://www.elisabethrundlof.com/

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  3. A servant in shiny armor? Not quite as impressive.

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  4. Maybe the knights were actually teenagers.

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  5. In modern German, Knecht still means "slave" or "servant". It often has parallels with old English.

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