morion


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mo·ri·on 1

 (môr′ē-ŏn′)
n.
A crested metal helmet with a curved peak in front and back, worn by European soldiers in the 1500s and 1600s.

[French, from Spanish morrión, from morro, snout, thick lip, rounded end of an object, probably from Vulgar Latin *murrum, snout, of imitative origin.]

mo·ri·on 2

 (môr′ē-ŏn′)
n.
A black or blackish-brown form of smoky quartz.

[French, from a postclassical Latin misreading of Latin mormorion, a kind of dark precious stone, perhaps from an unattested Greek word of unknown origin.]

morion

(ˈmɔːrɪən)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a 16th-century helmet with a brim and wide comb
[C16: via Old French from Spanish morrión, perhaps from morra crown of the head]

morion

(ˈmɔːrɪən)
n
(Minerals) a smoky brown, grey, or blackish variety of quartz, used as a gemstone
[C18: via French from Latin mōrion, a misreading of mormorion]

mo•ri•on1

(ˈmɔr iˌɒn, ˈmoʊr-)

n.
a helmet having a flat or turned-down brim and a crest from front to back.
[1555–65; < Middle French < Sp morrión=morr(o) top of head + -ión n. suffix]

mo•ri•on2

(ˈmɔr iˌɒn, ˈmoʊr-)

n.
a variety of smoky quartz of a dark brown or nearly black color.
[1740–50; (< French) < Latin mōrion, misreading of mormorion (Pliny) a kind of precious stone]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.morion - a metal helmet worn by common soldiers in the 16th centurymorion - a metal helmet worn by common soldiers in the 16th century
helmet - armor plate that protects the head
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There was an exchange of bugle blasts; then a parley from the walls, where men-at-arms, in hauberk and morion, marched back and forth with halberd at shoulder under flapping banners with the rude figure of a dragon displayed upon them; and then the great gates were flung open, the drawbridge was lowered, and the head of the cavalcade swept forward under the frowning arches; and we, following, soon found ourselves in a great paved court, with towers and turrets stretching up into the blue air on all the four sides; and all about us the dismount was going on, and much greeting and ceremony, and running to and fro, and a gay display of moving and intermingling colors, and an altogether pleasant stir and noise and confusion.
He scoured and polished it as best he could, but he perceived one great defect in it, that it had no closed helmet, nothing but a simple morion.
Add to this the pleasure of displaying himself in rides about the city, and of making his fine military costume, which you may still admire sculptured on his tomb in the abbey of Valmont in Normandy, and his morion, all embossed at Montlhéry, stand out a contrast against the parti-colored red and tawny robes of the aldermen and police.