Curtana

CurĀ·ta'na noun The pointless sword carried before English monarchs at their coronation, and emblematically considered as the sword of mercy; -- also called the sword of Edward the Confessor .
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Curtana

• (n.) The pointless sword carried before English monarchs at their coronation, and emblematically considered as the sword of mercy; -- also called the sword of Edward the Confessor.
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Curtana

The curtana is a pointless sword carried before English monarchs at their coronation. Emblematically it is considered as the sword of mercy. The original sword, called Curtana, belonged to Edward the Confessor. Subsequent Rnglish royal swords were named Curtana until the regin of Henry III.
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Curtana

Curtana, also Cortana or Courtain, is a Latinized form of the Anglo-French curtein, from Latin curtus, `shortened`, used for a ceremonial type of sword. ==Famous curtanas== For the main article see Sword of Mercy The `Sword of Mercy` or `Edward the Confessor`s sword`, is a symbolically broken sword that is part of the traditional English re...
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