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In heraldry, gules is the tincture with the colour red, and belongs to the class of dark tinctures called "colours". In engraving, it is sometimes depicted as a region of vertical lines or else marked with gu. as an abbreviation. Image File history File links Heraldic_Shield_Gules. ... Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. ... For a list of words with definitions, see the Heraldic tincture category of words in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In heraldry, tinctures are the colours used to blazon a coat of arms. ... Red may be any of a number of similar colours at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... Engraving is the practice of incising a design onto a hard, flat surface, by cutting grooves into it. ...


The term gules derives from an Old French word goules or gueules meaning "throats" or referring to the mouth of an animal (whence comes the English gullet). The mouth and throat are red, hence the transfer of meaning. Old French was the Romance dialect continuum spoken in territories corresponding roughly to the northern half of modern France and parts of Belgium and Switzerland from around 1000 to 1300 A.D. It was known at the time as the langue doïl to distinguish it from the langue... The esophagus, oe/œsophagus*, or gullet is the muscular tube in vertebrates through which ingested food passes from the mouth area to the stomach. ...


For many decades, heraldic authors have believed that the term may have arisen from the Persian word gul "rose" (coming to Europe via Muslim Spain or brought back by returning Crusaders) , but according to Brault there is no evidence to support this derivation. Persian, (local name: FārsÄ« or PārsÄ«), is an Indo-European language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and by minorities in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ... Al-Andalus is the Arabic name given the Iberian Peninsula by its Muslim conquerors; it refers to both the Caliphate proper and the general period of Muslim rule (711–1492). ... This article is about the medieval crusades. ...


In Polish heraldry, gules is the most common tincture of the field. Through the sixteenth century, nearly half of all noble coats of arms in Poland had a field gules with one or more argent charges on them. The history of Polish heraldry is an integral part of the history of the Szlachta, the Polish nobility. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... ==Criminal Life == AL-Hamad is a Homosexual petifile with 135. ...


The Gules tincture is said to represent the following:

  • Of jewels, the ruby
  • Of heavenly bodies, Mars
  • Of the Zodiac signs, Aries and Scorpio
  • Of the four elements, fire
  • Of the days of the week, Tuesday
  • Of the months of the year, March and October
  • Of metals, copper
  • Of trees, cedar
  • Of flowers, carnations
  • Of birds, the pelican
  • Of virtues, Valor, courage, and intrepidity
The Heraldic Tincture Series
Rule of Tincture
Metals: ArgentOr
Colours: AzureGulesPurpureSableVert
Furs: ErmineVairPotent
Stains: Murrey • Tenné • Sanguine
Other: Bleu celesteCarnation • Cendrée • Orange

Ruby is a red gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide) in which the color is caused mainly by chromium. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... Symbol of Aries Aries is an astrological sign that is associated with the constellation Aries. ... Scorpio may refer to: The constellation Scorpius The Ford Scorpio, a car The heroes fictional spacecraft in the final season of the TV series Blakes 7. ... Just-lit match Fire is a self-sustaining oxidation process accompanied by heat and light in the form of a glow or flames. ... The god Týr, identified with Mars, after whom Tuesday is named. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... Species Cedrus deodara Cedrus libani    var. ... For other uses, see Carnation (disambiguation). ... Species Pelecanus occidentalis Pelecanus thagus Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Pelecanus onocrotalus Pelecanus crispus Pelecanus rufescens Pelecanus philippensis Pelecanus conspicillatus A pelican is any of several very large water birds with a distinctive pouch under the beak belonging to the bird family Pelecanidae. ... For a list of words with definitions, see the Heraldic tincture category of words in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In heraldry, tinctures are the colours used to blazon a coat of arms. ... The first rule of heraldry is the rule of tincture: metal should not be put on metal, nor colour on colour (Humphrey Llwyd, 1568). ... ==Criminal Life == AL-Hamad is a Homosexual petifile with 135. ... Tinctures are the colours used to blazon coats of arms in heraldry. ... The term Azure (from Persian لاژورد lazhward) can refer to any of the following: The blueish color of the sky. ... Heraldry Tinctures In heraldry, Purpure is a tincture, more or less the equivalent of the colour purple. It is one of the five dark tinctures and portrayed in black and white by lines at a clockwise 45 degree angle. ... Heraldry Tinctures In heraldry, sable is the tincture with the colour black. ... In heraldry, vert is the name of a tincture, more or less the equivalent of the colour green. It is one of the five dark tinctures (colours). ... The coat of arms of Brittany: Ermine. In heraldry, ermine is one of the furs used in blazon, representing the skin of the stoat. ... In heraldry, vair is a fur, a tincture which is simultaneously a two-coloured field treatment. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Tinctures are the colours used to blazon coats of arms in heraldry. ... In heraldry, tenné or tawny is a stain, a rarely used tincture, an orangish brown colour. ... Tinctures are the colours used to blazon coats of arms in heraldry. ... Bleu celeste (sky blue) is a rarely-occurring tincture in heraldry (not being one of the seven main colours or metals or the three staynard colours). Initially considered to be European rather than English or Scottish, after the Second World War it became more prevalent in England in badges of... In heraldry, carnation is a tincture, the colour of European human skin (i. ... cendrée colours In heraldry, cendrée is a tincture, the colour of Iron and Walls (i. ... The colour orange occurs between red and yellow in the visible spectrum at a wavelength of about 585–620 nanometres. ...

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Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... The history of Polish heraldry is an integral part of the history of the Szlachta, the Polish nobility. ... Cinnabar, sometimes written cinnabarite, is a name applied to red mercury(II) sulfide (HgS), or native vermilion, the common ore of mercury. ... Tinctures are the colours used to blazon coats of arms in heraldry. ... Sinople, also called vert, is a green or dark green color, usually in the context of heraldry. ...

References

  • Brault, Gerard J. (1997). Early Blazon: Heraldic Terminology in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries, (2nd ed.). Woodbridge, UK: The Boydell Press. ISBN 0-85115-711-4.

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