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Badminton ( From Badminton House in England) ; Equestrian 马术 1650s, formed in English from L. equester (gen. equestris) "of a horseman," from eques "horseman, knight," from equus "horse" (see equine). As a noun, "one who rides on horseback," from 1791; Fencing 击剑 mid-15c., "defending, act of protecting;"; Archery 射箭   c.1400, from Anglo-Fr. archerye, O.Fr. archerie, from archier "archer" (see archer). archer (n.)  late 13c., from Anglo-Fr. archer, O.Fr. archier "archer, bowmaker," from L. arcarius, from arcus "bow"

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  • lewissandler

    1874, from Badminton House, name of Gloucestershire estate of the Duke of Beaufort, where the game first was played in England, mid-19c., having been picked up by British officers from Indian poona. The place name is O.E. Badimyncgtun (972), “estate of (a man called) Baduhelm.”

    Aug 3, 2012 at 6:26 am
  • Mr. Pan

    Lewis, I checked your website frequently, but it updated little and was visited by few people……as a result, I get this sofa again after waiting for so many days……..

    Best wishes!

    Aug 20, 2012 at 10:55 am
  • Anonymous

    There are so many jargons,but it is good knowledge to learn.Thank you,Lewis!

    Sep 27, 2012 at 8:52 pm