armilla

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n armilla (archeology) a bracelet worn around the wrist or arm
    • n armilla a celestial globe consisting of metal hoops; used by early astronomers to determine the positions of stars
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Armilla (Zoöl) A ring of hair or feathers on the legs.
    • Armilla An armil.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n armilla In archœol., a bracelet or armlet: as, a Roman or Frankish armilla. Also called armil.
    • n armilla In machinery, an iron ring, hoop, or brace, in which the gudgeons of a wheel move.
    • n armilla In anatomy, the annular ligament of the wrist which binds together the tendons of the hand.
    • n armilla Same as armil, 1.
    • n armilla In ornithology, a colored ring encircling the tibia of a bird just above the heel-joint.
    • n armilla In botany, the frill originally covering the hymenium of agarics and adhering to the stipe after the expansion of the pileus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Armilla in archæology, a bracelet: one of the coronation ornaments: the regalia
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a bracelet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. armilla, an armlet. See Arm (1).

Usage

In literature:

He then proceeded to the village of Armilla, where the queen Isabella remained with her escort and attendants.
"Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada" by Washington Irving
Armilla wrings from the unfortunate Millo the purport of Norand's terrible disclosure.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
The first was an equinoctial, the second a solstitial armilla.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Quern uocis iactum Roluo perinde ac inclytum sibi cognomen amplexus, urbanitatem dicti ingentis armillae dono prosequitur.
"Beowulf" by R. W. Chambers
The earliest forms were "armillae" and spherical.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
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