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Vair

Etymology

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

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Noun

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vair (countable and uncountable, plural vairs)

  1. A type of fur from a squirrel with a grey back and white belly, much used on garments in the Middle Ages.
    • 1999, George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam, published 2011, page 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 bell shapes in two colours, (for example in the image, blue and white).
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Anagrams

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Catalan

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Inherited from Latin varius.

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Adjective

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vair (feminine vaira, masculine plural vairs, feminine plural vaires)

  1. (archaic) varied
  2. variegated, multicolored
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Noun

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vair m (plural vairs)

  1. (historical) vair (black-and-white variegated squirrel fur)
  2. (heraldry) vair

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Etymology

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

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Noun

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vair n (uncountable)

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

French

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Etymology

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

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Noun

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vair m (plural vairs)

  1. (heraldry) vair

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Gallo

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Etymology

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

Verb

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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 English

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Noun

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vair

  1. Alternative form of veir

Old French

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Etymology

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From the accusative singular masculine form of Latin varius.

Adjective

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vair m (oblique and nominative feminine singular vaire)

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

Declension

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Noun

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

  1. vair (fur of a squirrel)

Descendants

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Romansch

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Latin videō, vidēre.

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vair

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