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What is close combat in Latin?

I checked a couple of dictionaries, but I found no translation for "close combat". I am looking for an expression for fighting close to one's enemy as opposed to using long distance weaponry. What ...
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A Latin word for the Finnish doctoral sword

The academic dress of a Finnish PhD looks like this: There are variants for different occasions. For example, the sword is sometimes omitted, sometimes a gown is worn instead of a white tie and ...
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Why is there no word meaning firearm in contemporary Latin?

I noticed that there is no word meaning firearm according to this site.Why is this? I've tried synonyms such as gun and pistol but none work. Has no one gotten around to making one?