a quilted garment worn under mail in the 13th and 14th centuries; gambeson.
The “aketon” appears to be but another name for the gambeson.
Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe John Hewitt
noun (in medieval Europe)
a jacket or jerkin, originally of quilted cotton, worn under a coat of mail
a leather jacket padded with mail
a district of the London borough of Ealing
John Emerich Edward Dalberg, 1st Baron. 1834–1902, English historian: a proponent of Christian liberal ethics and adviser of Gladstone
his grandfather, Sir John Francis Edward. 1736–1811, European naval commander and statesman: admiral of Tuscany (1774–79) and Naples (1779 onwards) and chief minister of Naples (1779–1806)
the transfigured and beatified spirit of a dead person. Contemporary Examples Ancient Egyptians believed that every person has three souls: Ka, Ba, and Akh. Egypt’s Second Revolution: Purging the Mubarak Regime’s Legacy Vivian Salama June 19, 2012 Historical Examples Akh, if I could also pass in review mentally all the objects in my room! The […]
noun (in India) a gymnasium
noun original name Amenhotep IV. died ?1358 bc, king of Egypt, of the 18th dynasty; he moved his capital from Thebes to Tell El Amarna and introduced the cult of Aten Historical Examples King akhenaten was one of the most original minds known to us in Egyptian history. Library of the World’s Best Literature, Ancient […]
the capital of ancient Egypt under the reign of Amenhotep IV: its excavated site is at the modern village of Tell el Amarna.