One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a shield) divided into eight gyrons by straight lines all crossing at the fess point.
- ‘It is well known that the gyronny is a heraldic symbol of France.’
- ‘The design of the coat of arms as granted, is the gyronny differenced by a silver globe at centre point, to emphasize the worldwide spread of our Clan.’
- ‘Moreover, the only examples we've seen of multiple gyronny divisions in one device involved marshalling.’
- ‘A shield gyronny is frequent in Scottish arms.’
- ‘Ada's family bore gyronny of ten argent and sable, and the earliest known version of the arms, were gyronny of eight argent and sable.’
Late Middle English: from French gironné, from giron (see gyron).
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