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Wiktionary

  1. Rolandnoun

    A male given name from the Germanic languages.

  2. Etymology: From Old French, from Proto-Germanic *Hrōþilandaz (literally " fame-land"). Name of a paladin of Charlemagne in medieval French romance.

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  1. Roland

    Roland was a Frankish military leader under Charlemagne who became one of the principal figures in the literary cycle as Matter of France. Historically, Roland was military governor of the Breton March, with responsibility for defending the frontier of Francia against the Bretons. His only historical attestation is in Einhard's Vita Karoli Magni, which describes him as Hruodlandus Brittannici limitis praefectus when narrating his death at the Battle of Roncesvalles, when the rearguard, under his command, and the baggage train of a Frankish army was beset by rebellious Basques. Roland's death during retreat from the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in Iberia was transmogrified in later medieval and Renaissance literature. He became the chief paladin of the emperor Charlemagne and a central figure in the legendary material surrounding him, collectively known as the Matter of France. The first and most famous of these epic treatments was the Old French Chanson de Roland of the eleventh century. Two masterpieces of Italian Renaissance poetry, the Orlando innamorato and Orlando furioso, are even further detached from history than the earlier Chansons. Roland is poetically associated with his sword Durendal, his horse Veillantif, and his oliphant horn.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Roland

    rō′land, n. a chivalrous hero, from Roland in the Charlemagne legend, slain by the Gascons at Roncesvalles in 778.—A Roland for an Oliver, a blow for a blow, anything done or said to match something else.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Roland

    one of the famous paladins of Charlemagne, and distinguished for his feats of valour, who, being inveigled into the pass of Roncesvalles, was set upon by the Gascons and slain, along with the flower of the Frankish chivalry, the whole body of which happened to be in his train.

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  1. Arnold, dralon, Ronald

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Roland in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Roland in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Roland in a Sentence

  1. Tony Godsick:

    As his schedule states, he plans on playing just Roland Garros.

  2. Kit Harington:

    I knew the book because I studied it at school. I was very excited to play Roland Leighton. I love the way he wrote those beautiful letters and poems to his loved one. I like doing that myself, and it’s really a lost art, actually, I have that Tom Hanks typewriting app. I love it. There’s no spell check so you really have to think it out.

  3. Swiss Stan Wawrinka:

    I played the match of my life, it's hard to believe. Playing against Novak was one of the biggest challenges. I know how much he wanted this Roland Garros, it was a crazy atmosphere these two weeks. I'd like to thank you.

  4. Jim Courier:

    He has a real shot if he does win Roland Garros of the natural grand slam, there is a lot on the line here, it's going to be awesome to watch.

  5. Spaniard Nadal:

    Rafa thinks that is his territory, i think even when he's 95 years old you won't be able to keep him down. He's like from another planet at Roland Garros.

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