Origin of Machicolate
Medieval Latin machicolāre machicolāt- from Old French machicoller from machicoleis machicolation from Old Provençal machacol macar to crush (from Vulgar Latin maccāre) col neck (from Latin collum kwel-1 in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Medieval Latin machicolātus, perfect participle of machicolāre, from Old French machicoller, from machicolleis (“machicolation"), from Old Provençal machacol, from macar (“to crush") + col (“neck").
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