contorniate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Italian contorniato, present participle of contorniare (to make a circuit or outline).

NounEdit

contorniate (plural contorniates)

  1. A bronze medal or medallion with a deep furrow on the contour or edge, supposed to have been struck in the days of Constantine and his successors.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of R. S. Poole to this entry?)

AdjectiveEdit

contorniate (not comparable)

  1. Having a furrow of this kind.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for contorniate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

contorniate

  1. second-person plural present subjunctive of contornare