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8 months ago

French-English-French  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

French > English

Subject:

General

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

écu parti de gueules

Context:

Insigne de boutonnière d’écuyer de la Lieutenance de France, « en forme d’écu parti de gueules et d’argent à la croix de Jérusalem de l’un en l’autre » (J.-P. de Gennes), 12 x 15 mm, années 1930, fabrication Le Médaillier, coll. musée de la Légion d’honneur

 

 

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8 months ago

Zara  See my profile wrote:

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8 months ago

martynback  See my profile wrote:

In the form of a shield, party gules and argent

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8 months ago

martynback  See profile wrote:

In heraldry, "party" is the term used when the "field" is divided. "Gules" means red, "argent" is the heraldic term for silver. There are plenty of websites explaining all this very esoteric vocabulary.

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