Roland


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Ro·land

 (rō′lənd, rô-läN′)
n.
A French hero celebrated in medieval chansons de geste as the nephew of Charlemagne and defender of Christianity who was killed in battle against the Saracens at Roncesvalles.

Roland

(ˈrəʊlənd)
n
(Biography) the greatest of the legendary 12 peers (paladins, of whom Oliver was another) in attendance on Charlemagne; he died in battle at Roncesvalles (778 ad)

Ro•land

(ˈroʊ lənd)

n.
the greatest of the paladins in the Charlemagne cycle of chansons de geste, renowned for his prowess and the manner of his death in the battle of Roncesvalles (a.d. 778).
Translations
OrlandoRolando
Roland

Roland

[ˈrəʊlənd] NRoldán, Rolando
References in classic literature ?
The Roland story is to France what the Arthur story is to us.
Webster's Dictionary gives the meaning of the word 'miasma' as 'an infection floating in the air; a deadly exhalation'; and, in the opinion of Mr Robert Ferguson, his late employer, that description, though perhaps a little too flattering, on the whole summed up Master Roland Bean pretty satisfactorily.
Word had been brought to him earlier in the evening, that Master Roland Bean would like to see him.
The idea of himself as a Roland Bean was too new to be assimilated immediately.
The girl upstairs had broken his heart, ruined his life, and practically compared him to Roland Bean, and his pride should have built up an impassable wall between them, but--she had cake and cocoa.
What he said had a hateful truth in it, and another defect of my character is that I enjoy the company of those, however depraved, who can give me a Roland for my Oliver.
By day, one could admire the variety of its edifices, all sculptured in stone or wood, and already presenting complete specimens of the different domestic architectures of the Middle Ages, running back from the fifteenth to the eleventh century, from the casement which had begun to dethrone the arch, to the Roman semicircle, which had been supplanted by the ogive, and which still occupies, below it, the first story of that ancient house de la Tour Roland, at the corner of the Place upon the Seine, on the side of the street with the Tannerie.
He thought more of Bernardo del Carpio because at Roncesvalles he slew Roland in spite of enchantments, availing himself of the artifice of Hercules when he strangled Antaeus the son of Terra in his arms.
In twenty horses for saddle and draught, which I have particularly at my chateau of Pierrefonds, and which are called - Bayard, Roland, Charlemagne, Pepin, Dunois, La Hire, Ogier, Samson, Milo, Nimrod, Urganda, Armida, Flastrade, Dalilah, Rebecca, Yolande, Finette, Grisette, Lisette, and Musette.
Nay, I must have your arm: for, though I speak lightly, now that all is happily over I am as frightened as my brave Roland.
As it chanced, however, this morning my little Roland here was loosed at a strong-winged heron, and page Bertrand and I rode on, with no thoughts but for the sport, until we found ourselves in Minstead woods.
Sir Roland Beal; born 1852; parents from Moffatt; educated at Rugby; passed first into R.