cup-bearer


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Translations

cup-bearer

[ˈkʌpˌbɛərəʳ] Ncopero m
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
There is nothing better or more delightful than when a whole people make merry together, with the guests sitting orderly to listen, while the table is loaded with bread and meats, and the cup-bearer draws wine and fills his cup for every man.
Think that the Achaeans and Trojans have sworn to a solemn covenant, and that they have each been numbered--the Trojans by the roll of their householders, and we by companies of ten; think further that each of our companies desired to have a Trojan householder to pour out their wine; we are so greatly more in number that full many a company would have to go without its cup-bearer.
I am no worshipper of Hygeia, who was the daughter of that old herb-doctor AEsculapius, and who is represented on monuments holding a serpent in one hand, and in the other a cup out of which the serpent sometimes drinks; but rather of Hebe, cup-bearer to Jupiter, who was the daughter of Juno and wild lettuce, and who had the power of restoring gods and men to the vigor of youth.
When the tables are full of bread and meat, and the cup-bearer carries round wine which he draws from the bowl and pours into the cups, is it fit or conducive to temperance for a young man to hear such words?
And now, ye mates, I do appoint ye three cup-bearers to my three pagan kinsmen there --yon three most honorable gentlemen and noblemen, my valiant harpooneers.
Her final chapter, "Lady with a Mead Cup: The Lady and Her Role as Cup-bearer, Ambassador, Wife, and Warrior," moves on to focus particularly on Galadriel and Eowyn.
Taz was his cup-bearer (saqi) and married the sultan's daughter Khwand Zahra when he was grand dawader or executive secretary of the chancery.