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Vair

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English veir, veire, from Old French vair, veir, from the accusative singular masculine form of Latin varius (variegated).

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NounEdit

vair (countable and uncountable, plural vairs)

  1. (archaic) A type of fur from a squirrel with a black back and white belly, much used on garments in the Middle Ages.
    • 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 323:
      Bran wore grey breeches and white doublet, his sleeves and collar trimmed with vair.
  2. (heraldry) An heraldic fur formed by a regular tessellation of blue and white bell shapes.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French vair, veir, from the accusative singular masculine form of Latin varius (variegated).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

vair n (uncountable)

  1. (heraldry) vair (fur used in heraldry)

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French vair, veir, from the accusative singular masculine form of Latin varius.

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vair m (plural vairs)

  1. (heraldry) vair

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GalloEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French veeir, veoir, from Latin video, cognate with French voir.

VerbEdit

vair

  1. To see
    Disez-mai don, v'ez-ti pas veü un jiene là tout à l'oure ?
    Please tell me, have you seen a young man there few minutes ago ?

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

vair

  1. Alternative form of veir

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the accusative singular masculine form of Latin varius.

AdjectiveEdit

vair m (oblique and nominative feminine singular vaire)

  1. changeable; that may change
  2. multi-colored; polychromatic
  3. shining; brilliant

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vair m (oblique plural vairs, nominative singular vairs, nominative plural vair)

  1. vair (fur of a squirrel)

DescendantsEdit

  • English: vair
  • French: vair

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin videō, vidēre.

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vair

  1. (Puter) to look
  2. (Puter) to see