Quixote


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Quixote

(ˈkwɪksət; Spanish kiˈxote)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) See Don Quixote

Qui•xo•te

(kiˈhoʊ ti, ˈkwɪk sət; Sp. kiˈhɔ tɛ)

n.
Translations

Quixote

[ˈkwɪksət] NQuijote
Don Quixotedon Quijote
References in classic literature ?
He said if I warn't so ignorant, but had read a book called Don Quixote, I would know without asking.
From that blessed little room, Roderick Random, Peregrine Pickle, Humphrey Clinker, Tom Jones, the Vicar of Wakefield, Don Quixote, Gil Blas, and Robinson Crusoe, came out, a glorious host, to keep me company.
Why, to encounter such a whimsical fellow as myself in this unimaginative age was like meeting a fairy prince, or coming unexpectedly upon Don Quixote attacking the windmill.
Recollecting, however, that the valiant Amadis was not content to call himself curtly Amadis and nothing more, but added the name of his kingdom and country to make it famous, and called himself Amadis of Gaul, he, like a good knight, resolved to add on the name of his, and to style himself Don Quixote of La Mancha, whereby, he considered, he described accurately his origin and country, and did honour to it in taking his surname from it.
As he said to himself, "If, for my sins, or by my good fortune, I come across some giant hereabouts, a common occurrence with knights-errant, and overthrow him in one onslaught, or cleave him asunder to the waist, or, in short, vanquish and subdue him, will it not be well to have some one I may send him to as a present, that he may come in and fall on his knees before my sweet lady, and in a humble, submissive voice say, 'I am the giant Caraculiambro, lord of the island of Malindrania, vanquished in single combat by the never sufficiently extolled knight Don Quixote of La Mancha, who has commanded me to present myself before your Grace, that your Highness dispose of me at your pleasure'?
This year marks the quadricentennial anniversary of one of the most celebrated works of fiction of all time, that is Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes' satirical novel Don Quixote.
With these two beautiful pieces as the starting point, 'Coypel's Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France' (until 17 May) was created in just 22 months--exactly the age of my daughter.
Thus unfolds the saga of an elderly man, Don Quixote, played by Cervantes himself, who fancies himself a great but undeclared knight.
Called 3552 Don Quixote, the body is the third largest near-Earth object-mostly rocky bodies, or asteroids, that orbit the Sun in the vicinity of Earth.
Don Quixote among the Saracens: A Clash of Civilizations and Literary Genres.
21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quixote Studios - Hollywood's pre-eminent studio services company - has appointed Stuart Halperin as Vice President of Marketing.
You might be inclined to think so after some time with Miguel de Cervantes' "Don Quixote.