Definition of curtana in English:

curtana

Pronunciation: /-ˈtānə//kərˈtänə/

noun

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

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

/-ˈtānə//kərˈtänə/