Chaucer

Apr. 10th, 2007 08:01 pm
ulysses3_de: (McShep Aurora)
Semester starts nest week and I finally started reading Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.
And as I was reading through the General Prologue (Interlinear translation - Middle English with Modern English) I get to line 111:

"Upon his arm he baar a gay bracer".

My first reaction was huh??? What the heck.
So I read the translation:

"He wore an elegant archer's wrist-guard upon his arm"

And I couldn't stop grinning. Elegant just so fits.

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