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 Versi Bernes’chi.Vertum’nus. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Vert [green],
 
in heraldry, signifies love, joy, and abundance. It is represented on the shields of noblemen by the emerald, and on those of kings by the planet Venus   1
   In heraldry vert is symbolically expressed by diagonal lines running from right to left of the shield. Lines running the reverse way—i.e. from left to right—mean purpure.   2
   N.B. English heralds vary escutcheons by only seven colours, but foreign heralds employ nine colours. (See HERALDS.)   3
 


 Versi Bernes’chi.Vertum’nus. 

 
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