armil

noun ar·mil \ˈärməl, -(ˌ)mil\
variants: or

armill

\ˈärməl, -(ˌ)mil\

Definition of armil

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  armilla 1, 3

  2. 2 [earlier armilla, from Medieval Latin, from Latin] :  an ancient astronomical instrument for determining equinoxes and solstices by the shadows cast by the sun

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Origin and Etymology of armil

Middle English armille bracelet, from Middle French, from Latin armilla


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