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Webster 1913 Edition


Tasse

Tasse

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Noun.
[OF.
tassette
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A piece of armor for the thighs, forming an appendage to the ancient corselet.
☞ Usually the tasse was a plate of iron swinging from the cuirass, but the skirts of sliding splints were also called by this name.

Definition 2023


Tasse

Tasse

See also: tasse, tassé, and tâsse

German

Noun

Tasse f (genitive Tasse, plural Tassen, diminutive Tässchen n)

  1. A cup with a handle.

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tasse

tasse

See also: tassé, tâsse, and Tasse

English

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Noun

tasse (plural tasses)

  1. A piece of armor for the thighs, forming an appendage to the ancient corselet. Usually the tasse was a plate of iron swinging from the cuirass, but the skirts of sliding splints were also called by this name.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 21:
      This included the head-piece and gorgett, the back and breast, with skirts of iron called tasses or tassets covering the thighs, as may be seen in the figures, representing the exercise of the pike, published anno 1622, by the title of the Military Art of Training; the same kind of armour was worn by the harquebusiers.

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French

Etymology

From Arabic طَاس (ṭās) (a shortening of طَسْت (ṭast)), from Middle Persian tšt' (tašt), ultimately from the past participle of the Proto-Iranian verb *taš- (to make, construct; to cut).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɑs/

Noun

tasse f (plural tasses)

  1. cup
  2. cupful

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Italian

Pronunciation

Noun

tasse f

  1. plural of tassa

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