Golden legend
Legend Leg"end (l[e^]j"[e^]nd or l[=e]"j[e^]nd; 277), n. [OE. legende, OF. legende, F. l['e]gende, LL. legenda, fr. L. legendus to be read, fr. legere to read, gather; akin to Gr. le`gein to gather, speak. Cf. {Collect}, {Dialogue}, {Lesson}, {Logic}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which is appointed to be read; especially, a chronicle or register of the lives of saints, formerly read at matins, and in the refectories of religious houses. [1913 Webster]

2. A story respecting saints; especially, one of a marvelous nature. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. Any wonderful story coming down from the past, but not verifiable by historical record; a myth; a fable. [1913 Webster]

And in this legend all that glorious deed Read, whilst you arm you. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

4. An inscription, motto, or title, esp. one surrounding the field in a medal or coin, or placed upon an heraldic shield or beneath an engraving or illustration. [1913 Webster]

{Golden legend}. See under {Golden}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Golden Legend — Golden Gold en (g[=o]ld n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden, from gold. See {Gold}, and cf. {Guilder}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Made of gold; consisting of gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Golden Legend — noun (L Legenda Aurea) a celebrated medieval collection of saints lives, by Jacobus de Voragine (1230–98) • • • Main Entry: ↑golden …   Useful english dictionary

  • Golden Legend — (Aurea Legenda)    by Jacobus de Voragine (ca. 1265)    Jacobus (or James) de Voragine composed the Golden Legend as a collection of writings centered on the lives of the saints and their celebrations (see SAINTS’ LIVES). The text is composed… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Golden Legend — The Golden Legend ( la. Legenda Aurea) by Jacopo da Varagine is a collection of fanciful hagiographies or lives of the saints, that became a late medieval bestseller. It was probably compiled around the year 1260. A medieval best sellerInitially… …   Wikipedia

  • GOLDEN LEGEND —    a collection of lives of saints and other tales, such as that of the Seven Sleepers and St. George and the Dragon, made in the 13th century by Jacques de Voragine, a Dominican monk, to the glory especially of his brotherhood …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Golden Legend Hotel — (Ханой,Вьетнам) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: 10 Chan Cam Street, Х …   Каталог отелей

  • Golden legend by Jacobus da Voragine — (Legenda Aurea)    Jacobus da Voragine s Golden Legend is a collection he compiled in c. 1260 of legends of the saints worshiped during the Middle Ages. Its importance lies in the fact that it provides a glimpse of popular medieval religious… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • The Golden Legend (cantata) — The Golden Legend is a cantata by Arthur Sullivan with libretto by Joseph Bennett, who suggested the topic, based on the 1851 poem of the same name by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. At least 17 performances of the cantata were given in Britain… …   Wikipedia

  • Golden — Gold en (g[=o]ld n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden, from gold. See {Gold}, and cf. {Guilder}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Made of gold; consisting of gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Golden age — Golden Gold en (g[=o]ld n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden, from gold. See {Gold}, and cf. {Guilder}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Made of gold; consisting of gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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