|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org Forums English as a global language aiguilette Register Forums Calendar Active Threads Search Forum Help
#124658 - 03/05/04 04:02 PM aiguilette Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 13,858 wwh
Joined: Jan 2001
From a glossary about armour I found in Carolyn's Corner:
Aiguilette: Literally "point of a shield," the small metal end that was capped onto a lacing point in order to keep it from fraying. Also called aglet, aiglet, anglet.
We've had posts about "aglet" the metal tip on a shoe lace,
but no mention of its origin.
#124659 - 03/05/04 04:16 PM Re: aiguilette Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,475 jheem
Joined: Jan 2004
It's interesting how aiguillette went from a word for the part to a word for the whole: aiguilettes are now the cords (tipped with aglets) that some soldiers wear on their uniforms. From the Late Latin acicula, acucula 'ornamental pin'. Which reminds me of the Latin for safety pin: fibula.
Moderated by Jackie
Forum Statistics Forums16Topics13,878Posts223,693Members9,007 Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members Mallo, drad_dog, Kimi, apma1, bpatterson0032
9007 Registered Users
Who's Online Now 0 registered members (), 34 guests, and 2 spiders. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days) LukeJavan8 43A C Bowden 20apma1 1
Top Posters(All Time) wwh 13,858Faldage 13,803Jackie 11,613tsuwm 10,538LukeJavan8 8,917wofahulicodoc 7,367Buffalo Shrdlu 7,210AnnaStrophic 6,511Wordwind 6,296of troy 5,400
Forum Rules · Mark All Read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top