fermail

noun fer·mail \ ˈfərˌmāl \

Definition of fermail

:a medieval clasp for clothing; especially :a late medieval English or French closed-ring brooch worn by both sexes (as to close a robe at the throat)

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Origin and Etymology of fermail

Middle French fermail, fermaille, from Medieval Latin firmaculum, from Latin firmare to make fast + -culum -cle (verb)


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