Definition of armilla in English:


Pronunciation /ɑːˈmɪlə/


  • 1Astronomy
    = "armillary sphere".

  • 2A stole worn by the British sovereign at his or her coronation.

  • 3Archaeology
    An arm-ring or bracelet.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Oliver (d. ?1610), mathematician and physician. From classical Latin armilla armband, bracelet, metal hoop, ring, washer, socket, in post-classical Latin also stole, armillary sphere from armus shoulder + -illa.