Sowdan

Sow´dan


n.1.Sultan.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
KING ARTHUR..............................................EMPEROR LUCIUS KING LOT OF LOTHIAN.........................................KING LOGRIS KING OF NORTHGALIS.................KING MERPHALT OF IRELAND KING MARSIL..............................................KING MORGANORE KING OF LITTLE BRITAIN................KING MARK OF CORNWALL KING LABOR........................................KING NENTRES OF GARLOT KING PELLAM OF LISTENGESE.........KING MELIODAS OF LIONES KING BAGDEAGUS.....................................KING OF THE LAKE KING TOLLEME LA FEINTES...........THE SOWDAN OF SYRIA
And ba[??]e [??]e sowdan and [??]ai spakk Fransch wonder wele, and [??]erof I meruailed me gretely.
11 r: also he holdith calafes het ys a gret thyng to be sowdan hit is to say among hem Roys iles and pis vale is fulle colde
Than after withyn fewe dayes the Sowdan sent ageyn the same Admirall and full solempne Messagers of the grettest and the most worthyest ofhys londe And in theyre Conduit .xij.
While the theme of Custance's filial devotion is here delicately announced (probably without double meaning), our heroine makes a dubious transition, in Chaucer's original addition, as she equates God's grace, by which we obey His commandments, to the thraldom and suffering of women under "mannes governance." Moreover, the subsequent events of the narration do not sort well with Custance's meditation on grace, since both the Sowdan and Alla are, as far as we can determine, benign in their role as spouses, though much under the dominion of their ferocious mothers.
Tergaunte inherited the object from his father, who himself won it from the Sowdan (or his son) portrayed upon it.
In the fowrthe korner was oon, Of Babylone the Sowdan sonne, The Amerayles dowghtyr hym by.
As a triply-given offering--given once to the Sowdan's son, once to Tergaunte, and now to the Emperor--the cloth carries a number of values, readings, and meanings that activate its functionality in the text.