daynt

daynt

(deɪnt)
n
a thing or condition that is extravagant or best
adj
another word for dainty
References in periodicals archive ?
In the second stanza of the proem to Book 3, after naming classical artists Zeuxis and Praxiteles, both famed for rendering ideal female beauty, Spenser comments, "Ne Poets witt, that passeth Painter farre / In picturing the parts of beauty daynt, / So hard a workmanship adventure darre, / For feare through want of words her excellence to marre" (FQ 3.