Origin of vair
Examples from the Web for vair
Historical Examples of vair
Bartsch interprets the name as vair fils, 'parti-coloured son.'Parzival (vol. 1 of 2)
Wolfram von Eschenback
Potent is like Vair, but the skins are differently shaped, like thick T's.English Heraldic Book-stamps
His son reverted to the plain shield of vair, or, and gules.
The connection with vair is much clearer in the latter than in the former.
Whether the slipper were of verre or of vair is a matter of no moment.Popular Tales
Word Origin for vair
"squirrel fur," c.1300, from Old French vair, from Latin varium, masculine accusative singular of varius "parti-colored" (see vary).