Gleeman meaning

glēmən
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A medieval itinerant singer; a minstrel.
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(obs.) A medieval minstrel.
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(historical) A professional singer, bard, or other entertainer.
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Origin of gleeman

  • Middle English gleman from Old English glēoman glēo minstrelsy ghel-2 in Indo-European roots man man man

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English glīġman, glēoman, corresponding to glee + man.

    From Wiktionary