sallet

sallet

[sal-it]
noun Armor.
a light medieval helmet, usually with a vision slit or a movable visor.
Also, salade.


Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English, variant of salade < Middle French < Spanish celada (or Italian celata) < Latin caelāta (cassis) engraved (helmet), feminine of caelātus (past participle of caelāre to engrave); see -ate1

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sallet, salet or salade (ˈsælɪt)
 
n
a light round helmet extending over the back of the neck; replaced the basinet in the 15th century
 
[C15: from French salade, probably from Old Italian celata, from celare to conceal, from Latin]
 
salet, salet or salade
 
n
 
[C15: from French salade, probably from Old Italian celata, from celare to conceal, from Latin]
 
salade, salet or salade
 
n
 
[C15: from French salade, probably from Old Italian celata, from celare to conceal, from Latin]

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