Monday, May 18, 2009

Color of the Day - Bayard

Bayard, 1529 – name of the magic war-horse given by Charlemagne to Renaud (Rinaldo) …representative name for a horse and for blindness and recklessness. The Fr. word baiard, bayard,= ‘bay-colored’ was in early use in Eng., meaning ‘bay-colored’, ‘bay horse’; …1529: Bold bayarde, ye are to blynde,
Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases, 1892

excerpt from:
Elephant's Breath and London Smoke
edited by Deb Salisbury
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