the squire of Don Quixote, was governor of Barataria, according
to Cervantes. He is described as a short, pot-bellied rustic, full of
common sense, but without a grain of “spirituality.” He rode upon an
ass, Dapple, and was famous for his proverbs. Panza, in Spanish,
A Sancho Panza.
A justice of the peace. In allusion to Sancho, as judge in the isle
of Barataria. Sancho Panza's wife,
called Terea, pt. ii. i. 5;
Maria, pt. ii. iv. 7; Juaa, pt. i. 7; and Joan, pt. i. 21. Sancho.
The model painting of this squire is Leslie's Sancho and the
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894