And in the Grete See
At many a noble armee hadde he be.

from Geoffrey Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales (General Prologue) on Rap Genius

Meaning

(= and he had been in many a battle in the Mediterranean Sea)

In this passage ‘armee’ actually means battle.

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