Doucepere
Doucepere Douce"pere`, n. [F. les douze pairs the twelve peers of France, renowned in romantic fiction.] One of the twelve peers of France, companions of Charlemagne in war. [Written also {douzepere}.] [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Big-looking like a doughty doucepere. --Spenser.


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  • doucepere — ˈdüs(ə)ˌpi(ə)r, pe( noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English doseper, back formation from doseperes, plural, the twelve peers of Charlemagne, from Old French doze pers, doze per, literally, twelve peers archaic : an illustrious noble; specifically :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • doucepere — douce·pere …   English syllables

  • douzepere — Doucepere Douce pere , n. [F. les douze pairs the twelve peers of France, renowned in romantic fiction.] One of the twelve peers of France, companions of Charlemagne in war. [Written also {douzepere}.] [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Big looking like a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Doucepers — In the Romances of Charlemagne, the Doucepers ( chief peers ) or Douzepers ( dozen peers ) are the twelve paladins personally attached to Charlemagne s court. They are the bravest of his knights and provide his personal bodyguard. The term was… …   Wikipedia

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