Successor of the wandering minstrel, the fableor told stories without musical accompaniment. [< Lat. fabulor = to talk, tell a story] -

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  • Gleoman — A musician; often used specifically of a musician who performed on a harp. The anglicised form gleeman came to indicate a minstrel. The word came later to refer to a part song. [< OldEngl. gleo = entertainment, music + man] Cf. Fableor …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Troubadour — A 11 13c writer of songs about *courtly love and *chivalry in Provengal. [< Fr. trouer = to find, invent, compose] Cf. Trouvere; Fableor; Skald …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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