heaume

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French helme (Middle French heaulme, modern French heaume).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

heaume (plural heaumes)

  1. (historical) A large helmet extended to and rested on the shoulders, worn in the 12th and 13th centuries: a great helm.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French helme, from Medieval Latin helmus, from Frankish *helm, from Proto-Germanic *helmaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

heaume m (plural heaumes)

  1. (historical, heraldry) a mediaeval military helmet protecting the head and face
  2. (obsolete) any helmet
    Synonym: casque

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