a Spanish romance of the second half of the 15th century by García de Montalvo, possibly based on Portuguese and French material of the late medieval period.
a knight-errant, model of the chivalric hero. Historical Examples At long last Amadis came to Miraflores and met with Oriana, and great was the love between them. Legends & Romances of Spain Lewis Spence Amadis suffers plentifully; yet Oriana can hardly be called “cruel.” A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 George Saintsbury Amadis […]
a knight-errant, model of the chivalric hero. Historical Examples Further indeed it was impossible to go than did mediaeval idealism in the amadises. Euphorion Vernon Lee In heavens name, have we gone back to the time of the Renauds and the amadises? The White House (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XII) Charles Paul de […]
Jorge [Portuguese zhawr-zhuh] /Portuguese ˈʒɔr ʒə/ (Show IPA), 1912–2001, Brazilian novelist. Contemporary Examples They were married the next year at an organic farm in Amado, Arizona. Gabrielle Giffords’ Marriage to Astronaut Mark E. Kelly Sandra McElwaine January 8, 2011 We began the conversation as Amado had suggested, talking about Africa in general and Sudan in […]
plural noun (South African) grown men Historical Examples On that other lavatory you see written ‘amadoda’ (men), and this is meant for black men. The Journal of Negro History, Volume 6, 1921 Various For the rest, amadoda, the house is very near and contains that which is good to eat and drink. The White Hand […]