Difference between revisions of "Sinister"

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The heraldic term for 'left'. If a beast, for example, is facing towards the left it is described as sinister. Left-handed heavies are also described as "sinister swordsman".
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The heraldic term for 'left' - as far as positioning goes, towards the viewer's right. Keep in mind that heraldic directions are specified from the shieldbearer's point of view. For example, if a beast is facing towards the right, it is described as sinister.  
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Left-handed heavies are also described as "sinister swordsman".
  
 
The opposite of ''sinister'' is ''[[dexter]]''.
 
The opposite of ''sinister'' is ''[[dexter]]''.

Revision as of 03:35, 11 July 2003

The heraldic term for 'left' - as far as positioning goes, towards the viewer's right. Keep in mind that heraldic directions are specified from the shieldbearer's point of view. For example, if a beast is facing towards the right, it is described as sinister.

Left-handed heavies are also described as "sinister swordsman".

The opposite of sinister is dexter.