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Thanks to the Meyer Frei Fechter Guild I was able to look at the Joachim Meyer Ms.Var. 82 Rostock in order to lend a helping hand in their researches of transcribing and translating the work of Joachim Meyer. In this book the lines, that Meyer described in his work were displayed in a diagram. I made a drawing of this diagram and transcribed and translated the explanation to it.  You will find the next pages of Meyer’s book here.

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A…………. Angesicht linie
B…………. Achsel linie
C…………. Brust linie
D…………. Bauch Linie
E…………. Hufft linie
F…………. Schenckel linie
G…………. Fucß linie

Item

a…………. hand linie
b…………. Arm linie
c…………. Aufrechte seitten linie, od[er] durchschnnite[n] Achsel linie
d…………. Scheidel linie
e…………. aufrechte seitten od[er] durchschnnite[n] linie
f…………. arm linie
g…………. handt linie

Item

#…………. Hangende, od[er] Kreütz line, gebe[n] die wehr streich

Translation

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Horizontal lines

A…………. face line
B…………. shoulder line
C…………. chest line
D…………. belly line
E…………. hip line
F…………. leg line
G…………. foot
line

Vertical lines

a…………. hand line
b…………. arm line
c…………. vertical side line, or intersected/half shoulder line
d…………. vertex line
e…………. vertical side line or intersected/half shoulder line
f…………. arm line
g…………. hand
line

Diagonal lines

#…………. hanging lines or cross lines, used by the defending strikes

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Note: This is a not proofread, uncorrected version. My first draft. If you have any recommendations, corrections, or annotations that will improve the content on this page, please help me by commenting.

Transcription Rules

The transcription is created to make the text readable. So the abbreviations and errors are resolved and marked:

[ ] Square Brackets: resolved abbreviation,
{ } Curved Brackets: added missing or corrected words or letters,
( ) Normal Brackets: alternative readings of the same word.

See the Glossary of translated terms for more information.

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