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Gesta Romanorum

/ ˈdʒɛstə ˌrəʊməˈnɔːrəm /

noun

  1. a popular collection of tales in Latin with moral applications, compiled in the late 13th century as a manual for preachers


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Gesta Romanorum1

Latin: deeds of the Romans

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Example Sentences

Similar stories in which the nightingale is slain by an angry husband occur in Renard contrefait and in the Gesta Romanorum.

The collection of tales, each with a moral, known as the Gesta Romanorum, would make especially attractive reading.

The story is in the Gesta Romanorum, the tale of the bond being ch.

The title is a curious woodcut with the words "Gesta Romanorum" engraved in an odd-shaped black letter.

Oesterley, No. 682, and in the same editor's notes to the Gesta Romanorum, cap.

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