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Sallet vs Samlet - What's the difference?

sallet | samlet |

As nouns the difference between sallet and samlet

is that sallet is a type of light spherical helmet while samlet is a young salmon.



(wikipedia sallet)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) salade, from (etyl) celada, thought to be from (etyl) (although the Latin word is not attested in this sense).


(en noun)
  • (historical) A type of light spherical helmet
  • * 1786 , , A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page 11.
  • At Hampton Court, sallets for archers on horseback, sallets with grates, and old sallets with vizards: At Windsor, salettes and skulls: At Calais, saletts with vysars and bevers, and salets with bevers.

    Etymology 2

    Alternative forms.


    (en noun)
  • * 1602 : , act 2 scene 2 lines 378-383
  • I remember one said
    there were no sallets in the lines to make the matter
    savoury nor no matter in the phrase that might indict
    the author of affection, but called it an honest method,
    as wholesome as sweet, and by very much more
    handsome than fine.


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    (en noun)
  • A young salmon.
  • * 1969 , Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor , Penguin 2011, p. 193:
  • Demon popped into his mouth a last morsel of black bread with elastic samlet , gulped down a last pony of vodka and took his place at the table with Marina facing him across its oblong length.