Definitions for sirventesɪərˈvɑnt; -ˈvɛn tɪs; -ˈvɑnt, -ˈvɑnts
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sir•ventesɪərˈvɑnt; -ˈvɛn tɪs; -ˈvɑnt, -ˈvɑnts(n.)(pl.)-ventes; -ven•tes
a medieval poem or song of heroic or satirical character, as composed by a troubadour.
Origin of sirvente:
1810–20; < Oc sirventes lit., pertaining to a servant, i.e., lover
A mostly satirical song sung by the troubadours of Provence
Origin: sirvente, from Pr. sirventes, sirventesc, originally, the poem of, or concerning, a sirvent, from sirvent, properly, serving, n., one who serves (e.g., as a soldier), from servir to serve, servire.
a peculiar species of poetry, for the most part devoted to moral and religious topics, and commonly satirical, -- often used by the troubadours of the Middle Ages
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