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A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. Many countries, cities, universities, and other institutions have mottos, as do families with coats of arms. Look up motto in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Shield Field Supporter Crest Wreath Mantling Helm Compartment Charge Motto Coat of arms elements Escutcheon is often the term used in heraldry for the shield displayed in a coat of arms. ... In heraldry the background of the shield is called the field . ... The Coat of Arms of Prince Edward Island uses two foxes as supporters. ... In heraldry, a crest is a component of a coat of arms. ... In heraldry, the torse is a twisted roll of fabric wound around the top of the helm and crest to hold the mantle in place (See mantling). ... In heraldry, mantling is drapery depicted tied to the helmet above the shield. ... A person wearing a helmet. ... In heraldry, a compartment is a design placed under the shield, usually rocks, a grassy mount, or some sort of other landscape upon which the supporters are depicted as standing (a compartment without supporters is possible but practically unknown, with the exception of South Australia[1]). It is sometimes said... In heraldry, a charge is an image occupying the field on an escutcheon (or shield). ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (609x731, 237 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Coat of arms Helmet Mantling Compartment Field (heraldry) Charge (heraldry) Torse Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Heraldry and vexillology Template... 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. ... Look up phrase in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Word (disambiguation). ...


A motto may be in any language. Latin and to a lesser degree French are disproportionately frequent, because each was the principal international language for a considerable period. The local language is usual in the mottos of governments. For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... An international auxiliary language (sometimes abbreviated as IAL or auxlang) is a language used (or to be used in the future) for communication between people from different nations who do not share a common native language. ...


Fraternities and sororities typically have their (usually secret) mottos in the Greek language. That of the County of Somerset is in Anglo-Saxon. The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... Greek ( IPA: or simply IPA: — Hellenic) has a documented history of 3,500 years, the longest of any single language in the Indo-European language family. ... The traditional counties as usually portrayed. ... This article is about the county of Somerset in England. ... Old English (also called Anglo-Penis[1], Englisc by its speakers) is an early form of the English language that was spoken in parts of what is now England and southern Scotland between the mid-fifth century and the mid-twelfth century. ...


A canting motto is one that contains word play. For example, the motto of the Earl of Onslow is Festina lente, punningly interpreting on-slow (literally "make haste slowly"). Queen Mothers funerary hatchment, showing the canting bows and lions of Bowes-Lyon Canting arms is a technique used in European heraldry whereby the name of the individual or community represented in a coat of arms is translated into a visual pun. ... This article is about Word play. ... The title of Earl of Onslow was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1801. ...


In heraldry, a motto is often depicted in an achievement of arms, typically on a scroll below the shield, or else above the crest as in Scots heraldry. Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. ...


Ships and submarines in the Royal Navy each have a crest and motto, as do units of the Royal Air Force. This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... In heraldry, a crest is a component of a coat of arms. ... “RAF” redirects here. ...


In English heraldry mottoes are not granted with armorial bearings and are not hereditable, conversely in Scottish heraldry they are.


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NH.gov - New Hampshire Almanac - State Emblem (277 words)
Said emblem may be placed on all printed or related material issued by the state and its subdivisions relative to the development of recreational, industrial, and agricultural resources of the state.
The motto became "Live Free Or Die," as once voiced by General John Stark, the state’s most distinguished hero of the Revolutionary War, and the world famous Old Man of the Mountain was voted the official state emblem.
The motto was part of a volunteer toast which General Stark sent to his wartime comrades, in which he declined an invitation to head up a 32nd anniversary reunion of the 1777 Battle of Bennington in Vermont, because of poor health.
Motto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (172 words)
A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization.
Mottos are traditionally written in Latin or Romance languages, as well as in English or German.
In heraldry, a motto is often depicted in an achievement of arms, typically on a scroll below the shield, or else above the crest as in Scots heraldry.
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