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Old French[edit]


Deverbal of conreer (to prepare; to equip).


conroi m (oblique plural conrois, nominative singular conrois, nominative plural conroi)

  1. In the Middle Ages, a group of five to ten knights who trained and fought together.
    • c. 1240, Tristan en prose, ed. 1976, ISBN 9789004042889, page 160:
      Tristanz qui ne mostre mie semblant de couardise, s'adresce vers un conroi de chevaliers qu'il voit venir.
      Tristan who showed no signs of cowardice addressed a group of knights that he saw arrive


  • Stephen Morillo: The Battle of Hastings: sources and interpretations, 1996, ISBN 9780851156194, p. 87-88
  • Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue françoise, Briasson, 1750, vol. 1 p. 421