armil

noun
ar·​mil
variants: or armill \ ˈärməl , -​(ˌ)mil \
plural -s

Definition of armil

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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History and Etymology for armil

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

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“Armil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/armil. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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