Lollard
Lollard Lol"lard, n. [LL. Lollardi, Lullardi, from Walter Lolhardus, a German; cf. LG. & D. lollen to mumble, to hum, sing in a murmuring strain; hence, OD. lollaerd a mumbler, i. e., of prayers or psalms, which was prob. the origin of the name. See {Loll}, {Lull}.] (Eccl. Hist.) (a) One of a sect of early reformers in Germany. (b) One of the followers of Wyclif in England. [Called also {Loller}.] [1913 Webster]

By Lollards all know the Wyclifities are meant, so called from Walter Lollardus, one of their teachers in Germany. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lollard — name for certain heretics, late 14c. (in Chaucer, Loller, c.1386), from M.Du. lollaerd, applied pejoratively to members of reforming sects c.1300 who devoted themselves to the care of the sick and poor, lit. mumbler, mutterer, so called by… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Lollard — [lä′lərd] n. [ME < MDu lollaerd, lit., mutterer (of prayers, psalms) < lollen: see LOLL] any of the followers of John Wycliffe in 14th and 15th cent. England …   English World dictionary

  • Lollard — Lollardy, Lollardry, Lollardism, n. /lol euhrd/, n. an English or Scottish follower of the religious teachings of John Wycliffe from the 14th to the 16th centuries. [1375 1425; late ME < MD lollaert mumbler (of prayers), equiv. to loll(en) to… …   Universalium

  • Lollard — Lollards Les Lollards sont les membres ou sympathisants d un mouvement de contestation religieuse et sociale apparu en Angleterre au XIVe siècle. « De quel droit ceux qui s appellent seigneurs, dominent ils sur nous ? À quel titre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lollard — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch lollaert, from lollen to mutter Date: 14th century one of the followers of Wycliffe who traveled in the 14th and 15th centuries as lay preachers throughout England and Scotland • Lollardism noun • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lollard — (lol lar) s. m. Nom donné à des hérétiques du commencement du XIVe siècle en Belgique et en Allemagne, et qu on dit provenir d un certain Gautier Lolhard, allemand ; cette doctrine abolissait la messe, les sacrements, l ordination des prêtres,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Lollard — [ lɒləd] noun a follower of the English religious reformer John Wyclif (c.1330–84). Derivatives Lollardism noun Lollardy noun Origin orig. a derogatory term, derived from a Du. word meaning mumbler , based on lollen to mumble …   English new terms dictionary

  • Lollard — ♦ Term of abuse, literally meaning mumbler , commonly applied to those who espoused Wyclif s heretical ideas or ideas similiar to his. (Heath, Peter. Church and Realm, 1272 1461, 364) …   Medieval glossary

  • lollard — lol·lard …   English syllables

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