Thursday, September 24, 2009

Medieval Word of the Day

Girdle: a belt worn around the waist

See the belt with its dangling tassels around this woman's waist? This was called a "girdle". Men also wore them with long robes like this.


Nichole Giles said...

I would never have guessed that. I just assumed, you know, that it meant...a girdle. Like, as in, women's undergarment type.

Yeah. It's a good thing you're the historical author, and not me, huh?

Joyce DiPastena said...

Yep, the original "girdle" was just a plain old belt, Nichole. :-)