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[kur-tl] /ˈkɜr tl/

a woman’s loose gown, worn in the Middle Ages.
Obsolete. a man’s tunic.
noun (archaic)
a woman’s skirt or dress
a man’s coat

“a man’s tunic; a woman’s skirt,” Old English cyrtel, related to Old Norse kyrtill “tunic;” both regarded as probably from Latin curtus “short” (see curt) + diminutive suffix -el.


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