Mantle or Mantel? Mantelet? It’s all Cloak to Me

By | March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Civil War, Fashion, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , , |

by Donna Klein   Removing the Cloak from Mantle   Whether the word is spelled 'mantle' or 'mantel,' the origin is the same. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, it comes from “Latin mantellum 'cloak'.” By the time it progressed to the Old English, it meant a 'loose, sleeveless cloak.' Whether you talk about a [...]