Estoile
Estoile Es`toile", n. [OF.] (Her.) A six-pointed star whose rays are wavy, instead of straight like those of a mullet. [Written also {['e]toile}.] [1913 Webster]

{Estoile of eight points}, a star which has four straight and four wavy rays.

{Estoile of four points}. Same as {Cross estoil['e]}, under {Cross}. [1913 Webster]


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  • estoile — ESTOILE. s. f. Astre, globe lumineux qui est au ciel. Estoile errante, autrement appellée Planete, estoile fixe, qui paroist comme attachée au firmament. Estoile de la premiere, de la seconde, de la troisiesme grandeur. le lever, le coucher d une …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Estoile — (Pierre de L ). V. L Estoile …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • estoilé — Estoilé, [estoil]ée. adj. Semé d estoiles. Le ciel estoilé …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • estoile — Estoile, f. penac. Stella, d où il vient. L estoille du jour, Lucifer, Iubar. L estoille qui se leve la premiere apres Soleil couché, Vesper, vesperis, Hesperus. Petite estoille, Asteriscus. Estoilles qui ne bougent d une place, Inerrantes… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Estoile — Recorded in many forms including Estoile, Etoile, Detoile, Estrella, Stellino, Stell, Stella, Stelli, Stellman, Steljes, Stelljes, Stellin, Steele, Steel, Stell and Stelle, and found throughout Europe, this surname is generally, however spelt, of …   Surnames reference

  • estoile — noun a) A six pointed star whose rays are wavy, as opposed to the straight lines of a mullet. b) star …   Wiktionary

  • Estoile — Her. A *charge in the form of a star with wave like rays. [< Lat. stella = star] Cf. Mullet …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • estoile — es·toile …   English syllables

  • estoile — (ˈ)e|stȯil, twäl noun ( s) Etymology: Middle French, star, from Latin stella more at star : a star conventionally represented in heraldry usually with six wavy points …   Useful english dictionary

  • Estoile of eight points — Estoile Es toile , n. [OF.] (Her.) A six pointed star whose rays are wavy, instead of straight like those of a mullet. [Written also {[ e]toile}.] [1913 Webster] {Estoile of eight points}, a star which has four straight and four wavy rays.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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