Definitions for sirventesɪərˈvɑnt; -ˈvɛn tɪs; -ˈvɑnt, -ˈvɑnts

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sir•ventesɪərˈvɑnt; -ˈvɛn tɪs; -ˈvɑnt, -ˈvɑnts(n.)(pl.)-ventes; -ven•tes

also sir•ven•tes

  1. a medieval poem or song of heroic or satirical character, as composed by a troubadour.

    Category: Literature

Origin of sirvente:

1810–20; < Oc sirventes lit., pertaining to a servant, i.e., lover


  1. sirvente(Noun)

    A mostly satirical song sung by the troubadours of Provence

  2. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sirvente(noun)

    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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