Origin of paladin
Examples from the Web for paladin
In the words of Shondo, a professional cage fighter turned Paladin, “It was my fate to embark on this journey.”'The Quest' Review: Behold, a Campy 'Game of Thrones' Reality Show|Amy Zimmerman|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After these words the paladin was filled with envy at the good fortune of the fool, and made a sign for the guards to enter.Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen|Alexander Chodsko
He was in love with her, heart and soul, as much as if he had been a paladin.Madonna Mary|Mrs. Oliphant
What a paladin you have been, John, rushing all about Europe on your friend's behalf!The Last Chronicle of Barset|Anthony Trollope
The Paladin was gone only a couple of minutes; he found out at once that a trick had been played on him, so he came back.Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc|Mark Twain
In the tribune he was often a Liberal of the modern school; but in action he was always a paladin of the olden time.
British Dictionary definitions for paladin
Word Origin for paladin
Word Origin and History for paladin
1590s, "one of the 12 knights in attendance on Charlemagne," from Middle French paladin "a warrior" (16c.), from Italian paladino, from Latin palatinus "palace official;" noun use of palatinus "of the palace" (see palace).
The Old French form of the word was palaisin (which gave Middle English palasin, c.1400); the Italian form prevailed because, though the matter was French, most of the poets who wrote the romances were Italians.