Rodomont

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rodomont A vain or blustering boaster; a braggart; a braggadocio.
    • a Rodomont Bragging; vainly boasting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rodomont A vain boaster; a braggart; a bombastic fellow; a bully.
    • rodomont Bragging; vainly boasting.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. rodomont, It. rodomonte, fr. Rodomonte, Rodamonte, a boasting hero in the “Orlando Furioso” of Ariosto, and the “Orlando Innamorato” of Bojardo; properly, one who rolls away mountains; Prov. It. rodare, to roll away (fr. L. rota, a wheel) + It. monte, a mountain, L. mons,. See Rotary Mount (n.)

Usage

In literature:

Marsilius, thus encouraged, led an army across the frontiers, and joined Rodomont.
"Legends of Charlemagne" by Thomas Bulfinch
DOR'ALIS, the lady-love of Rodomont, king of Sarza or Algiers.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Orgonte, the emblem of pride, outdoes the hyperboles of Rodomonte and the lunes of Tamburlaine.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
It is with Rogero's victory over Rodomont that the poem ends.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
Who more brave than Rodomont?
"The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Rodomonte rages like Mezentius and dies like Turnus.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
Massimo and I stood our ground like Orlando and Rodomonte.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first" by Count Carlo Gozzi
When Charles made his public entry into Mantua, Rodomonte wore a blue surcoat made in squares.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb
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