Heraldic dictionary – External elements

For those of us that deal with heraldry in more than one language, it sometimes becomes a problem to figure out the proper heraldic terms in each language. Many times, I resort to using the English language terms when speaking of heraldry in another language because I forget or just don’t know the correct term.

In this new series of posts, I’ll try to present a table listing the heraldic terms in the languages that I typically look at. An interlanguage heraldic dictionary of sorts.

The first post in the series will focus on the external elements of a Coat of Arms

English

Heraldic dictionary External elements: COA dict en

Deutsch

Heraldic dictionary External elements: COA dict de

Ελληνικά

Heraldic dictionary External elements: COA dict el

Español

Heraldic dictionary External elements: COA dict es

Français

Heraldic dictionary External elements: COA dict fr

Italiano

Heraldic dictionary External elements: COA dict it

Português

Heraldic dictionary External elements: COA dict pt


Note: base image courtesy of Wikipedia

One Comment

  1. Ton de witte says:

    Dutch translations :
    Upper Motto : Strijdkreet
    Crest : Helmteken
    Torse : Wrong
    Helm : Helm
    Mantling : Dekkleden
    Coronet : Kroon
    Supporter : Schildhouder
    Compartment : Depends on what it is
    Motto : Wapenspreuk

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