Knight Errant

traditional knight errant1Our word for today is knight errant (as found in a book by Lois McMaster Bujold, one of my favorite authors).

A knight errant (noun) is a wandering knight; a knight who traveled widely in search of adventures, to exhibit military skill and engage in chivalric deeds.


traditional knight errant2Chivalry (noun) means: 1. the sum of the ideal qualifications of a knight, including courtesy, generosity, valor, and dexterity in arms; 2. the rules and customs of medieval knighthood; 3. the medieval system or institution of knighthood; 4. a group of knights; 5. gallant warriors or gentlemen; 6. (Archaic) a chivalrous act; gallant deed.

Etymology: from Middle English (1300-1350)



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  1. I was just looking at the Knight Errant post on your Rosefirewalker’s TeaGarden blog and see that your site has the potential to become very popular. Congratulations on your cool content and interesting graphics!!


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