See also: gulēs

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 gules on Wikipedia

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Etymology

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From Middle English goules, from Old French geule (animal’s mouth, throat) via Middle French geules. Compare with French gueules, Portuguese goelas and Spanish gules.

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gules (uncountable)

  1. (heraldry) Red, e.g. on a coat of arms, typically represented in engraving by vertical parallel lines.
    gules:  

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gules

  1. (heraldry) In blazon, of the colour red.
    The symbol of the Red Cross is a cross gules.
    • 1602, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, ii 2:
      Now is he total gules, horridly tricked
    • 1820, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Oedipus Tyrannus; Or, Swellfoot The Tyrant: A Tragedy in Two Acts:
      You know they still
      Call themselves Bulls, though thus degenerate,
      And everything relating to a Bull
      Is popular and respectable in Thebes.
      Their arms are seven Bulls in a field gules;
      They think their strength consists in eating beef,—

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gules

  1. plural of gule

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metals main colours less common colours
tincture or argent gules azure sable vert purpure tenné orange sanguine
depiction                    
roundel (in parentheses: semé):  
bezant (bezanty)
 
plate (platy)
 
torteau (tortelly)
 
hurt (hurty)
 
pellet (pellety), ogress
 
pomme

 
golpe (golpy)
 
orange (semé of oranges)
 
guze (semé of guzes)
goutte (noun) / gutty (adj) thereof:  
(goutte / gutty) d'or (of gold)
 
d'eau (of water)
 
de sang (of blood)
 
de larmes (of tears)
 
de poix

(of pitch)
 
d'huile / d'olive (olive oil)
 



special roundel furs additional, uncommon tinctures:
tincture fountain, syke: barry wavy argent and azure ermine ermines, counter-ermine erminois pean vair counter-vair potent counter-potent bleu celeste, brunâtre, carnation, cendrée (iron, steel, acier), copper, murrey
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gules m (uncountable)

  1. (heraldry) gules (colour)

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gules (invariable)

  1. (heraldry) gules

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gules m (plural gules)

  1. (heraldry) gules

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