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  1. Roland(ProperNoun)

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  2. Origin: From hrōd "fame" + land "land, territory". 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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Numerology

  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. New York:

    Gyllenhaal is subtly wonderful as the earthy, calm Roland, though in some variations he reveals petulance and frustration.

  2. 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.

  3. Francesca Schiavone:

    Roland Garros announced my retirement, but I didn't, so you can stand up, all of you, and go back to work in the office, because I didn't say that.

  4. 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.

  5. Shamil Tarpishchev:

    We will include Sharapova in the team, which we need to announce by 6 June, whether she competes or not should be decided by the end of the first week of Roland Garros.

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