One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An arm-ring or bracelet; (now specifically) a golden bracelet worn by the British sovereign at his or her coronation.
2A stole worn by the British sovereign at his or her coronation; = armilla. Now rare.
3Astronomy= armilla. Now historical.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in Asneth. From (i) Anglo-Norman and Middle French armille (French armille) arm-ring, bracelet.
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