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The word '''rondel''' is derived from [[Old French]] and means 'round' or 'small circle'.  
 
The word '''rondel''' is derived from [[Old French]] and means 'round' or 'small circle'.  
  
Some [[weapon]]s had guards that were given this name in reference to the circular shape of said guard. Particularly notable here are the [[pole axe]] and the apatly named rondel [[dagger]].
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Some [[weapon]]s had guards that were given this name in reference to the circular shape of said guard. Particularly notable here are the [[pole axe]] and the aptly named rondel [[dagger]].
  
 
The [[roundel]] of [[heraldry]] is derived from this word.
 
The [[roundel]] of [[heraldry]] is derived from this word.

Revision as of 09:57, 10 February 2006

The word rondel is derived from Old French and means 'round' or 'small circle'.

Some weapons had guards that were given this name in reference to the circular shape of said guard. Particularly notable here are the pole axe and the aptly named rondel dagger.

The roundel of heraldry is derived from this word.