Blazons & Genealogy Notes
War Cry (zawołanie): Abdaniec, Abdank, Awdaniec, Habdank or Hebdank! First notation: 1212 W polu czerwonym łękawica srebrna. Klejnot: samo godło. Gules łękawica (Łękawica is one of typical polish charges, similar to letter W. Alternative description two chevrons couped, reversed and conjoined) argent, crest: łąkawica as in arms.
Origin, Meaning, Family History and Abdank Coat of Arms and Family Crest
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Abdank Coat of Arms Meaning
The main device (symbol) in the Abdank blazon is the lekawica . The two main tinctures (colors) are gules and argent.
Gules, the heraldic colour red is very popular, sometimes said to represent “Military Fortitude and Magnanimity”. It is usually abbreviated as gu and in the days before colour printing was shown in a system known as hatching by vertical lines . Although it may look like a French word it is normally pronounced with a hard “g” and may be derived either from the Latin gula (throat) or Arabic gule (rose).
Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) . In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper .
The kawica is a Polish coat of arms containing a unique symbol little known elsewhere.