- menderes, adnan,
Origin of mendicant
Examples from the Web for mendicant
They were regarded as belonging to the ranks of the mendicant friars and not to the monastic Order.English Monastic Life|Abbot Gasquet
Other mendicant orders prove the dominant ideas of the time.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
The attempt of Durand of Huesca to create a mendicant order has not yet been studied with sufficient minuteness.Life of St. Francis of Assisi|Paul Sabatier
He fell into the blindness of the miser, who cheers himself with hoarded gold, but lives like a mendicant.Children of the Soil|Henryk Sienkiewicz
Wealth cannot be earned by leading a mendicant life, nor by a life of feebleness.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1|Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Word Origin for mendicant
late 14c., from Latin mendicantem (nominative mendicans) present participle of mendicare "to beg, ask alms," from mendicus "beggar," originally "cripple" (connection via cripples who must beg), from menda "fault, physical defect" (see mendacious). As an adjective from 1540s. Also in Middle English was mendinant (mid-14c.), from Old French mendinant, present participle of mendiner "to beg," from the same Latin source.
"a beggar," mid-15c., from mendicant (adj.) or from Latin mendicantem (nominative mendicans), noun use of present participle of mendicare.