Definition of Termagant. Meaning of Termagant. Synonyms of Termagant

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Definition of Termagant

Termagant
Termagant Ter"ma*gant, a. Tumultuous; turbulent; boisterous; furious; quarrelsome; scolding. -- Ter"ma*gant*ly, adv. A termagant, imperious, prodigal, profligate wench. --Arbuthnot.
Termagant
Termagant Ter"ma*gant, n. [OE. Trivigant, Termagant, Termagant (in sense 1), OF. Tervagan; cf. It. Trivigante.] 1. An imaginary being supposed by the Christians to be a Mohammedan deity or false god. He is represented in the ancient moralities, farces, and puppet shows as extremely vociferous and tumultous. [Obs.] --Chaucer. ``And oftentimes by Termagant and Mahound [Mahomet] swore.' --Spenser. The lesser part on Christ believed well, On Termagant the more, and on Mahound. --Fairfax. 2. A boisterous, brawling, turbulent person; -- formerly applied to both sexes, now only to women. This terrible termagant, this Nero, this Pharaoh. --Bale (1543). The slave of an imperious and reckless termagant. --Macaulay.

Meaning of Termagant from wikipedia

- In the Middle Ages, Termagant or Tervagant was the name given to a god which European Christians believed Muslims worshipped. The word is also used in...
- Seven ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Termagant, after Termagant, a god that Medieval Europeans believed Muslims worshipped, and that later...
- depicted as part of a fictional trinity, alongside ****me (****und) and Termagant (Termagaunt), which the poem attributes to the religious practices of...
- Termagant (foaled 28 January 2007) is an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse and broodmare. As a two-year-old she was one of the best fillies of her generation...
- HMS Termagant was a T-class destroyer of the Royal Navy that saw service during the Second World War. She was built by William Denny and Brothers, of...
- more literary alternatives (all deriving from mythological names) are termagant, harpy, and fury. Shrew derives from Middle English shrewe for 'evil or...
- show Muslims praying to a variety of "idols", including Apollo, Lucifer, Termagant, and ****und. During the Trials of the Knights Templar (1300–1310s), reference...
- HMS Termagant was an 18-gun sloop of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1796 and sold in 1819. Termagant performed convoy duty during the French Revolutionary...
- vessels Hyacinth, Termagant and Basilisk supported Spanish guerrillas on the coast of Granada, against the French. On 20 May, Termagant or Hyacinth opened...
- sixth-rate corvette of the Royal Navy. She was launched in 1822 as HMS Termagant, commissioned in 1824 as HMS Herald and converted to a survey ship in...