Definition of Chanson de geste

1. Noun. Old French epic poems.

Generic synonyms: Epic, Epic Poem, Epos, Heroic Poem



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chanson De Geste

channellers
channelling
channelography
channelopathy
channelrhodopsin
channelrhodopsins
channels
channer
channers
chanoclavin-I-cyclase
chanop
chanops
chanoyu
chanoyus
chanson
chanson de geste (current term)
chansonnette
chansonnettes
chansonnier
chansonniers
chansons
chant
chantable
chantage
chantages
chantalite
chantarelle
chantarelles
chanted
chantefable

Literary usage of Chanson de geste

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of Books by Perth (W.A.). Public Library (1905)
"E2O, 818-27 CONTENTS. vi Gui de Bourgogne : chanson de geste. ... Huon de Bordeaux : chanson de geste. 6. Aye d'Avignon : chanson de geste. ..."

2. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... of two legendary soldiers of Charlemagne, titular heroes of a famous chanson de geste, who were as like each other as the two ..."

3. Catalogue of Romances in the Department of Manuscripts in the British Museum by British Museum Dept. of Manuscripts, Harry Leigh Douglas Ward, John Alexander Herbert (1883)
"TITUS AND VESPASIAN, or the Destruction of Jerusalem: a chanson de geste, in 2092 lines of 12 syllables. French. In this chanson the emperor Vespasian, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Gaston Paris defined a chanson de geste as a song the subject of which is a ... But the earliest existing chanson de geste is also by far the noblest and ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Several classes must be distinguished :—the chanson de geste legendary or historic, ... Like the chanson de geste, the romance of adventure is bnt slightly ..."

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