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abarca

sandal

2

abollar

to dent

3

acerado

with a steel tip

4

acicalar

to polish

5

adamar

to fall madly in love with

6

adarga

shield

7

adarve

sentry walk

8

adelantado

governor of a frontier area

9

ado

where

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afamar

to restore the good name of

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afinar

to polish

12

aguijada

slash with a spur

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aguinaldo

as a present

14

alarido

shout

15

alazán

sorrel

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albergar

to take in/give lodging to

17

albornoz

Moorish cape/burnouse

18

alcaide

warder/jailer/governor of a castle

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alcalde

judge

20

alcandora

white tunic

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alcarria

shame on you!

22

aleve

treachery

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alevoso

traitor

24

alfanje

sword/scimitar

25

alfaquí

religous leader/teacher of the Koran

26

alférez

knight/queen

27

algarabía

Arabic

28

alguacil

man at arms, henchman, constable

29

alhaleme

veil

30

alinado mal

not very sensible

31

aljuba

Moorish cloak

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almejía

Moorish cloak of rough cloth

33

almete

helmet

34

alnado

stepson

35

allegar

to arrive/bring up

36

alén/allende

beyond/overseas/beyond the seas

37

amainar

to slacken/fall calm

38

amiga

mistress

39

anafil

Moorish pipe

40

andanza de mala

wicked

41

aparejar

to get ready/prepare

42

aparejo

aid

43

apellido

war cry

44

aquejar

to pain

45

aquese

that

46

aqueste

this

47

arboledo

busy plant

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ardid

bold/brave

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arma tocar al

to sound the call to arms

50

armar

to set up/to load/to fit out/to bear, carry/to hold/to plan

51

arrabal

outlying suburb of a town

52

arráez

chief/captain

53

arrancada lleváronnos de

they swept us before them

54

arras

property settled upon the bride as part of a marriage contract

55

arremeter con

to spur on/to close in with

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arrendar

to rein back

57

asaz

more than a little

58

asentar el campo

to pitch camp

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asomada a la de un llano

overlooking a plain

60

azagaya

spear

61

ballesta

crossbow

62

ballestero

crossbowman

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baraja

dispute/brawl

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baranda

railing

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barragán

brave man

66

bascas

signs of disgust

67

bastida

mobile seige-tower

68

batalla

battle line/front/squadron/army

69

batel

boat

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bayo

bay/reddish brown

71

bohordar

the game or exercise consisted of throwing heavy wooden darts at the board in order to knock it down

72

bonete

cap

73

borceguí

half boot/high shoe

74

bordón

pilgrim's staff

75

bracero

strong armed man

76

brasa

live coal

77

bregas

strife

78

brial

tunic

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brindar

to invite

80

broslar

to embroider

81

cabalgada

cavalry raid/troop of horsemen

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caballería

cavalry/horsemen/group of horsemen

83

caballero en

riding on

84

cabe

near/close to

85

cachas

handle/haft

86

cachicuernos/cuchillo

knife with a horn handle

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caja

drum

88

calandria

skylark

89

calzada

highroad

90

calzar

shoe

91

camarero

page boy

92

camisón

smock

93

campal

pitched

94

can

dog

95

canos

aqueduct

96

capellar

hat

97

carcanal

heelbone

98

carrillo

cheek

99

casa de Meca

mosque

100

catar

to see

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de un bel

good-looking

102

por celos que dél cataba

because he was jealous of him

103

caza

rout

104

cebada

barley/fodder

105

cebar

to feed

106

cebra

wild ass/onager

107

celada

ambush

108

cendal

fine silk material/gauze

109

cerrojo

bolt

110

cibera

grain/corn

111

cincha

horse's girth

112

colodrillo

back of the neck

113

colorado

red

114

combatir

to attack

115

compana

company/army/armed retinue

116

conseja

tale

117

consejada

agreed plan

118

contray

fine cloth

119

coraje: si me toman los

if anger takes control of me

120

cordel

rope

121

cordobán

Cordovan leather

122

correr

to raid

123

cortes

court/judicial assembly

124

cras

tomorrow

125

caudrillo

shaft/arrow

126

mover una cuestión

to start an argument

127

cuidar

to think/imagine/intend to

128

cuita con

under stress

129

cuitado

wretched

130

cumplido

virtuous