Counter-vair

Her. One of the chief *furs alternating *argent and azure bell shapes, i.e. in opposite order to *vair.

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  • Counter vair — Vair Vair, n. [F. vair, from OF. vair, a., L. varius various, variegated. See {Various}, and cf. {Menivel}.] The skin of the squirrel, much used in the fourteenth century as fur for garments, and frequently mentioned by writers of that period in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vair — Vair, n. [F. vair, from OF. vair, a., L. varius various, variegated. See {Various}, and cf. {Menivel}.] The skin of the squirrel, much used in the fourteenth century as fur for garments, and frequently mentioned by writers of that period in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vair — 1) The fur of a squirrel; its grey and white was used as distinctive decoration. Cf. Miniver 2) Her. One of the chief *furs, with alternating azure and *argent bell shapes. Cf. Counter vair; Ermine1 …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Vair — In heraldry, vair is a fur , a tincture which is simultaneously a two coloured field treatment. It is found in a variety of colours, and appears in different arrangements, each with its own name.It goes back, as does ermine, to a fur highly… …   Wikipedia

  • contre-vair — contre vair, value see counter …   Useful english dictionary

  • Беличий мех (геральдика) — Зимний окрас обыкновенной белки Беличий мех (vair)  один из двух мехов, традиционно используемых в русской и мировой геральдике. Содержание 1 Особенности …   Википедия

  • Ethereal tincture — Tincture Tinc ture, n. [L. tinctura a dyeing, from tingere, tinctum, to tinge, dye: cf. OE. tainture, teinture, F. teinture, L. tinctura. See {Tinge}.] 1. A tinge or shade of color; a tint; as, a tincture of red. [1913 Webster] 2. (Her.) One of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tincture — Tinc ture, n. [L. tinctura a dyeing, from tingere, tinctum, to tinge, dye: cf. OE. tainture, teinture, F. teinture, L. tinctura. See {Tinge}.] 1. A tinge or shade of color; a tint; as, a tincture of red. [1913 Webster] 2. (Her.) One of the metals …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fur — Her. Animal skins; a *tincture representing tufts of fur. There are eight main furs: *ermine, *ermines, *erminois, *pean, *vair, *counter vair, *potent and *counter potent …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • countervair — ˈkau̇ntə(r)+ˌ noun Etymology: past translation of French contrevair, from contre counter + vair more at vair : a heraldic vair in which each pane stands broad edge to broad edge or point to point with one of the same tincture above or below it …   Useful english dictionary

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