a garment varying in form and use at different times, and worn doth by men and women. Wearing her norman car, and her kirtle of blue. (Longfellow)

The term is still retained in the provinces, in the sense of an outer petticoat.

Origin: oe. Kirtel, curtel, as. Cyrtel; skin to Icel. Kyrtill, Sw. Kjortel, dan. Kiortel, kiole.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 1,273 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link