- From Old French Tervagant, from Italian Trivagante, interpreted as being from Latin tri- + vagari ("wander"). (Wiktionary)
“Ter - magant, Mr a — a — Termagant, Harriet, Termagant* you vile minx, you faucy —”
“According to many medieval European sources, "Termagant" was the deity worshipped by Muslims; it's found, for instance, in the Chanson de Roland I had forgotten that until I saw the word again.”
“* "Chapati Mystery" speculates on the word 'Termagant'.”
“Termagant" at once to Gibraltar, without understanding that she was just from there and had on board his clothes left for washing; in consequence of which precipitancy she "carried all my things, even to my last shirt, back again.”
“July 25th, being then off Tarifa, a little west of Gibraltar, the sloop-of-war "Termagant," one of his own Mediterranean cruisers, came alongside, and brought him a newspaper, received from Lisbon, containing an account of the report carried to England by the”
“I would have such a fellow whipped for o'erdoing Termagant.”
“You google Termagant 2 and get more hits than your real name.”
“Termagant is a super word, with medieval beginnings too.”
“My own blog is only a few days old, so the readership is small, but I just added an entry entitled "The Infamous Hysterical Termagant, Heo Cwaeth" to make sure people read this post - it is priceless.”
“The Termagant Tribe now opens the floor to nominations.”
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