(2 syl.) or Monzaida. The “Moor,” settled in Calient, who befriended Vasco da Gama when he first landed on the Indian continent.
The Moor attends, Mozaide, whose zealous care, To Gama's eyes revealed each treacherous suare.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894