In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1in single combat — en combate singular
- The English knights knew their only chance was to break the Scottish formation - so they tried to draw individuals into single combat.
- The tournament in this period was no carefully regulated single combat, but a great mêlée involving hundreds of knights, mimicking and rehearsing for warfare.
- The parties, or champions on their behalf, would fight in formal single combat and the winner would be deemed to be the successful party in the case.
- Although gladiators were clearly Roman, the values presented in gladiatorial single combat were central to Greek culture as well as to Roman.
- The soldiers were trained relentlessly in fighting in formation with different types of weapons, and also single combat.
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