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, from, Spanish morrión, from morra (upper part of the head), from morro (muzzle, snout), from Vulgar Latin *murrum (muzzle, snout). Related to moraine (an amassment of rocks on a glacier).

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, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, chapter 9, in The Essayes, [], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount [], OCLC 946730821:
      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 mōrion, a misreading in some manuscripts for Latin mormoriōn.

Noun[edit]

morion (plural morions)

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

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish morrión, from morra (upper part of the head), from morro (muzzle, snout), from Vulgar Latin *murrum (muzzle, snout). Related to moraine (an amassment of rocks on a glacier) and morailles (barnacle, twitch).

Noun[edit]

morion m (plural morions)

  1. morion, a kind of helmet.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin mormoriōn (a black variety of quartz), misread in some manuscripts as mōrion (nightshade).

Noun[edit]

morion m (plural morions)

  1. morion, a kind of black quartz

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek μώριον (mṓrion) or μοίριον (moírion) (Hesychios).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mōrion n (genitive mōriī); second declension

  1. denoting some kinds of nightshades

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, Greek type.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mōrion mōria
Genitive mōriī mōriōrum
Dative mōriō mōriīs
Accusative mōrion mōria
Ablative mōriō mōriīs
Vocative mōrion mōria

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

morion m (plural morions)

  1. morion