Corants vs Crants - What's the difference?

corants | crants |


As nouns the difference between corants and crants

is that corants is while crants is (obsolete) a garland carried before the bier of a maiden and subsequently hung over the grave.

corants

English

Noun

(head)
  • crants

    English

    Noun

    (crantses)
  • (obsolete) A garland carried before the bier of a maiden and subsequently hung over the grave.
  • * 1623', '', Act V, Scene 1, '''1829 , George Steevens (editor), ''The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare , Volume 2, page 443,
  • Yet here she is allowed her virgin crants , / Her maiden strewments, and the bringing home / Of bell and burial.
  • * 1888 , The Academy , Volume 34, page 134,
  • Dr. Furnivall has lately seen in the aisle of Ashford Church, near Bakewell, in Derbyshire, five of the "virgin crantses ," or "maidens' garlands," which the priests allowed Ophelia's corpse — with other rites — by "great command."
  • * 1888 August 29, unknown author, quoted in 1983, William Benzie, Dr. F. J. Furnivall: Victorian scholar adventurer , page 181,
  • In the Derby Mercury for August 29, 1888, a correspondent writes, "Henceforth, Ashford Church with its paper garlands or crantses should be visited by all Shakespeare students far and near."
  • * 1966 , Roy Christian, The Country Life Book of Old English Customs , page 56,
  • In the parish church at Matlock six exceptionally well-preserved garlands, known locally as crantses , hang in a glass-fronted cupboard in the south-west porch.