gyron

gyron

[jahy-ruhn, -ron]
noun Heraldry.
a subordinary having the form of a triangle, usually equal to half a quarter of the escutcheon, with its apex at the fess point.

Origin:
1565–75; < Middle French, Old French giron gusset < Old High German gēro; cognate with gore3

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giron or gyron (ˈdʒaɪrɒn)
 
n
heraldry a charge consisting of the lower half of a diagonally divided quarter, usually in the top left corner of the shield
 
[C16: from Old French giron a triangular piece of material, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German gēro triangular object; compare gore³]
 
gyron or gyron
 
n
 
[C16: from Old French giron a triangular piece of material, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German gēro triangular object; compare gore³]

gyron (ˈdʒaɪrɒn)
 
n
a variant spelling of giron

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