/chuyld/, n. Archaic.
a youth of noble birth.
[sp. var. of CHILD]

* * *

also spelled  child 

      an archaic term referring to a youth of noble birth or a youth in training to be a knight. In literature the word is often used as a title, as in the character Childe Roland of Robert Browning (Browning, Robert)'s poem “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” and Lord Byron (Byron, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron)'s Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Childe — Childe, n. A cognomen formerly prefixed to his name by the oldest son, until he succeeded to his ancestral titles, or was knighted; as, Childe Roland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Childe — (engl., spr. tschaild), Bezeichnung für solche Sprößlinge von englischen adligen Familien, die den Adel noch nicht ererbt oder sich sonstwie verdient haben …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Childe — Childe, V. Gordon …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Childe — Childe, Vere Gordon …   Dictionary of sociology

  • childe — youth of gentle birth, used as a kind of title, c.1020, variant spelling of CHILD (Cf. child) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Childe — (izg. čȃjld), Vere Gordon (1892 1957) DEFINICIJA engleski arheolog australskog porijekla, bitno je utjecao na razvoj pretpovijesne arheologije u 20. st …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • childe — [chīld] n. [var. of CHILD] Archaic a young man of noble birth, esp. a candidate for knighthood …   English World dictionary

  • Childe — Vere Gordon Childe (* 14. April 1892 in North Sydney, Australien; † 19. Oktober 1957 in den Blue Mountains, New South Wales) war ein australisch britischer marxistischer Archäologe und Archäologietheoretiker. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Childe — For people named Childe, see Childe (surname). In the Middle Ages, a childe or child [Old English Cild > Young Lord ] was the son of a nobleman who had not yet attained knighthood, or had not yet won his spurs. As a rank in chivalry, it was… …   Wikipedia

  • Childe — En la Edad Media, childe era un término inglés empleado para designar al primer hijo de un noble, quien aún no había obtenido el título de caballero o ganado sus espuelas. En la actualidad la palabra es obsoleta, pero sigue siendo conocida dentro …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”