morion

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English[edit]

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Spanish conqueror morion

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French morion, and its source, Spanish morrión, probably from morra (crown of the head). Perhaps compare moraine.

Noun[edit]

morion (plural morions)

  1. (historical) A kind of open brimmed helmet used by footsoldiers in the 16th and 17th centuries, having no visor or bever. [from 16th c.]
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.9:
      The Roman footmen caried not their morions, sword and target only, as for other armes (saith Cicero) they were so accustomed to weare them continually, that they hindered them no more than their limbs [].
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, p.12:
      The morion is a kind of open helmet, without visor or bever, somewhat resembling a hat; it was commonly worn by the harqubussiers and musqueteers.
Translations[edit]
Smoky quartz/morion

Etymology 2[edit]

From French morion, from Late Latin morion, a misreading in some manuscripts for Latin mormorion.

Noun[edit]

morion (plural morions)

  1. (mineralogy) A brown or black variety of quartz. [from 18th c.]

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish morrión, from morro (spherical object), from Vulgar Latin *murrum (muzzle, snout).

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Noun[edit]

morion m (plural morions)

  1. morion

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

morion m (plural morions)

  1. morion