cup-bearer


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cup-bearer

[ˈkʌpˌbɛərəʳ] Ncopero m
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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.
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.
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?
Lorry's cup-bearer; and while they sat under the plane-tree, talking, she kept his glass replenished.
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. But they have in the town allies from other places, and it is these that hinder me from being able to sack the rich city of Ilius.
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.
In an extraordinary, masterful Persian qita, Ghalib refers to the 'cup-bearer of the gathering of awareness' who spikes his wine cup with a consciousness which, upon drinking, enables him to speak-write with an added perception.
"His own cup-bearer from Mecca offered me a glass of water from its sacred well, the most delicious that I had ever tasted," wrote Churchill of this encounter with King Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Higgens then shifts to the role of the lady in relationship to her husband and his thanes with chapter 5, "Lady with a Mead Cup: The Lady and Her Role as Cup-Bearer, Ambassador, Wife, and Warrior." Here, Higgens focuses on the lady's special duties as cup-bearer and giver of both gifts and advice during the mead-hall feast.
Back to the Twins, Walder Frey was served his meal by a young cup-bearer. He was asking about his two sons who were supposed to see him earlier in the day.
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.