Definition of Curtana

1. n. The pointless sword carried before English monarchs at their coronation, and emblematically considered as the sword of mercy; -- also called the sword of Edward the Confessor.



Definition of Curtana

1. Noun. A short sword used for ceremonial purposes ¹

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Definition of Curtana

1. a type of sword [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curtana

curtain twitcher
curtain twitchers
curtained
curtaining
curtainless
curtainlike
curtains
curtainwall
curtainwalls
curtal
curtal friar
curtalax
curtalaxe
curtalaxes
curtals
curtana (current term)
curtanas
curtate
curtation
curtations
curtaxe
curtaxes
curter
curtesies
curtest
curtesy
curtilage
curtilages
curtin
curtly

Literary usage of Curtana

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1. English Intercourse with Siam in the Seventeenth Century by John Anderson (1890)
"ON the afternoon of the 23rd June, 1687, the yawl of the curtana was pulling up towards Mergui harbour, under the charge of the second and third mates, ..."

2. Three Coronation Orders by John Wickham Legg, Church of England, Catholic Church (1900)
"The three swords, curtana, and the other two have borne in the procession from ... 's days they were interpreted thus : curtana to be the sword of mercy, ..."

3. The Glory of Regality: An Historical Treatise of the Anointing and Crowning by Arthur Taylor (1820)
"THE Earls of CHESTER appear in old times to have possessed a right of carrying curtana, the first of the three royal swords. This is evident from Matthew ..."

4. Chapters on Coronations by William Cooke Taylor (1838)
"curtana is a broad bright sword, the length of the blade is about thirty two inches, ... The scabbard is in all respects similar to that of curtana. ..."

5. Chapters on coronations by William Cooke Taylor (1838)
"curtana, or the pointless Sword of Mercy, is the principal in dignity of the three swords which are borne naked before the sovereign at the coronation. ..."

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