Definition of curtana in English:

curtana

noun

British
  • The unpointed sword carried in front of English sovereigns at their coronation to represent mercy:

    ‘Curtana is borne in the front rank of the regalia’

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Latin curtana (spatha) shortened (sword), from Old French cortain, the name of the sword belonging to Roland (the point of which was damaged when it was thrust into a block of steel), from cort short, from Latin curtus cut short.

Pronunciation:

curtana

/kəːˈtɑːnə/