Origin of heaume
1565–75; < Middle French, Old French helme < Germanic; see helm2
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Examples from the Web for heaume
During the mail period, no heaume is represented with a movable visor.
The name is supposed to be a corruption of heaumet, the diminutive of heaume, the great helm of the fourteenth century.Armour & Weapons
Charles John Ffoulkes
It will be observed that this kind of heaume is continued so low as to rest on the shoulders.Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe
The heaume was only put on when actual fighting in battle or in the lists was about to commence.
In the reign of Richard I., the close-fitting helmet was superseded by the Heaume, great helm or tilting helmet.
- (in the 12th and 13th centuries) a large helmet reaching and supported by the shoulders
C16: from Old French helme; see helmet
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