as Childe Harold, Childe of Ellechilde Waters, Childe
Roland, Childe Tristram, Childe Arthur, etc. In all these cases the
word “Childe” is a title of honour, like the infante and infanta of
Spain. In the times of chivalry, the noble youths who were candidates
for knighthood were, during their time of probation, called infans,
valets, damoysels, and bacheliers. Childe or infant was the
term given only to the most noble. (In Anglo-Saxon, the same word [
cniht ] means both a child and a knight.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Childe from Fact Monster:
- Destiny's Child - Destiny's Child R&B band Beyoncé Knowles, TaTavia Roberson, Kelly Rowland, and ...
- parent and child - parent and child parent and child, legal relationship, created by biological (birth) relationship ...
- Julia Child - Julia Child (Julia McWilliams) chef and PBS personality Born: 8/15/1912 Birthplace: Pasadena, ...
- Francis James Child - Child, Francis James Child, Francis James, 1825–96, American scholar, b. Boston, grad. ...
- Child Stars at the Oscars - Child Stars at the Oscars