Curtana

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Curtana The pointless sword carried before English monarchs at their coronation, and emblematically considered as the sword of mercy; -- also called the sword of Edward the Confessor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n curtana See curtein.
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Usage

In literature:

THE SWORD CALLED CURTANA.
"Notes and Queries 1850.04.06" by Various
Curtana, the sword called, 364.
"Notes & Queries, Index of Volume 1" by Various
I'd say she's twelve hundred hours out of Windsor, on Curtana, now.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
Curtana, or sword of mercy, by the Duke of Newcastle.
"Coronation Anecdotes" by Giles Gossip
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