- a celestial globe consisting of steel hoops; used by early astronomers to look for the jobs of performers
- (archeology) a bracelet used around the wrist or supply
- An armil.
- A ring of tresses or feathers from the feet.
Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Female
1706, Latin, virtually "bracelet, armlet, arm band," from armus "shoulder, upper arm" (see arm (n.1)). Relevant: Armillary.
(n.) An armil.
- (letter.) A ring of hair or feathers on feet.
Eratosthenes (276-196 B.C.) used most probably a solstitial armilla for measuring the obliquity of the ecliptic. Hipparchus (160-125 B.C.) probably used an armillary sphere of four rings.