Goliard Gol"iard (g[=o]l"y[~e]rd), n. [From OF. goliart glutton, buffoon, riotous student, Goliard, LL. goliardus, prob. fr. L. gula throat. Cf. {Gules}.] A buffoon in the Middle Ages, who attended rich men's tables to make sport for the guests by ribald stories and songs. [1913 Webster]

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  • goliard — GOLIÁRD, goliarzi, s.m. Poet medieval de limbă latină, rătăcitor, care cânta bucuria de a trăi; vagant. [pr.: li ard] – Din fr. goliard. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  goliárd s. m. (sil. li ard), pl. goliárzi Trimis de siveco, 10.08 …   Dicționar Român

  • goliard — [gōl′yərd] n. [contr. < ME goliardeis (< OFr goliardois) & OFr goliart, glutton < gole (< L gula: see GULLET) + art, ARD] any of a class of wandering students of the late Middle Ages who wrote satirical Latin verse and often served as …   English World dictionary

  • goliard — goliardery /gohl yahr deuh ree/, n. goliardic, adj. /gohl yeuhrd/, n. (sometimes cap.) one of a class of wandering scholar poets in Germany, France, and England, chiefly in the 12th and 13th centuries, noted as the authors of satirical Latin… …   Universalium

  • Goliard — The Goliards were a group of clergy who wrote bibulous, satirical Latin poetry in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. They were mainly clerical students at the universities of France, Germany, Italy, and England who protested the growing… …   Wikipedia

  • Goliard — Le Carmina Burana est une chanson écrite par les Goliards et découverte dans le Monastère de Benediktbeuern. Les Goliards étaient des clercs itinérants (clerici vagi) qui écrivaient des chansons à boire et des poèmes satiriques en latin aux… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Goliard — Go|li|ard, Go|li|ar|de, der; ...den, ...den [frz. goliard < afrz. goliart, zu: gole = Schnauze < lat. gula = Kehle, Gurgel]: umherziehender, kirchenfeindlicher französischer Kleriker u. Scholar bes. des 13. Jahrhunderts …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Goliard — Go|li|ard, Go|li|’ar|de der; ...den, ...den <über gleichbed. fr. goliard aus altfr. goliart, wohl zu gole »Schnauze«, dies aus lat. gula »Kehle, Gurgel«> umherziehender franz. Kleriker u. Scholar, bes. des 13. Jh.s; vgl. ↑Vagant …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • goliard — noun Etymology: Middle French Date: 15th century a wandering student of the 12th or 13th century given to the writing of satiric Latin verse and to convivial living and minstrelsy • goliardic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • goliard — noun A 12th/13th century wandering student, whose convivial lifestyle included minstrelsy and a typical satyric Latin poetry …   Wiktionary

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