blason

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See also: blasón

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French blason, from Old French blason.

Noun[edit]

blason m (plural blasons)

  1. (heraldry) heraldry (as a field of study)
  2. (heraldry) a coat of arms
  3. (heraldry) blazon (description of a coat of arms)
  4. A form of poetry describing the parts of a female beloved in a series of metaphors.

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: brasão
  • Spanish: blasón

Further reading[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *blasō, of unknown origin. Cognate with Occitan blezo.

Noun[edit]

blason m (oblique plural blasons, nominative singular blas, nominative plural blason)

  1. shield
  2. armorial bearings
  3. shoulder blade

Descendants[edit]