Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Etymology||Cp. helm & OF heaumet.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
- c1450 Ponthus (Dgb 185)21/3 : Ponthus..smote hym betweyn his sheld and his helmett, that he brake his shuldre.
- c1450 Ponthus (Dgb 185)44/9 : Aftre that, he lepe vpon hors, with his helmete.
- (1455) Doc.in Nicholl Ironmongers26 : With two lizardes of theire owne kynde, encoupeld with Gowlys, on the helmet.
- (a1470) Malory Wks.(Win-C)267/21 : Sir Launcelot..gate hym by the bavoure of his helmette and plucked hym downe on his kneis.
- a1500(?a1475) Lat.Chron.in Camd.n.s.28 (ArmsAr 5)179 : In quo quidem castro inventum est le helmet regis Henrici cum corona.