vair

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Vair

Etymology[edit]

From Old French vair, veir, from the accusative singular masculine form of Latin varius (variegated).

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Noun[edit]

vair (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) A type of fur from a squirrel with a black back and white belly, much used on garments in the Middle Ages.
    • 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 323:
      Bran wore grey breeches and white doublet, his sleeves and collar trimmed with vair.
  2. (heraldry) An heraldic fur formed by a regular tessellation of blue and white bell shapes.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin varius.

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Noun[edit]

vair m (plural vairs)

  1. (heraldry) vair

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Adjective[edit]

vair m

  1. changeable; that may change
  2. multi-colored; polychromatic
  3. shining; brilliant

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Noun[edit]

vair m (oblique plural vairs, nominative singular vairs, nominative plural vair)

  1. vair (fur of a squirrel)

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin videō, videre.

Verb[edit]

vair

  1. (Puter) to look
  2. (Puter) to see