armorial

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.

Adjective[edit]

armorial (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) of, or relating to heraldry, or to heraldic arms
    • 1835, William Wordsworth, “The Armenian Lady's Love,” Stanza 26, lines 151-156, [1]
      Mute Memento of that union
      In a Saxon Church survives,
      Where a cross-legged Knight lies sculptured
      As between two wedded Wives—
      Figures with armorial signs of race and birth,
      And the vain rank the Pilgrims bore while yet on earth.
    • 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury, 2005, Chapter 3,
      Nick found a set of Trollope which had a relatively modest and approachable look among the rest, and took down The Way We Live Now, with an armorial bookplate, the pages uncut.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

armorial (plural armorials)

  1. a book etc concerning heraldry, especially a collection of coats of arms

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

armorial (feminine singular armoriale, masculine plural armoriaux, feminine plural armoriales)

  1. (heraldry) armorial

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

armorial m, f (plural armoriais, comparable)

  1. (heraldry) armorial (relating heraldic arms)

Noun[edit]

armorial m (plural armoriais)

  1. (heraldry) armorial (book on heraldry or arms)