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- n. Obsolete form of sultan.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Sultan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete variant of sultan. Chaucer.
They gained entrance into the palace, and Adler sang, saying, "O ladye, this is thy owne true love; no harper, but a king;" and then drawing his sword he slew the "sowdan," Estmere at the same time chasing from the hall the "kempery men."
While Estmere and his brother went to make preparations for the wedding, the "sowdan" arrived, and demanded the lady to wife.
And some say that this child was of Normandy, and went oversea, and was taken by the sowdan, which made him oft to be beaten tofore him.
While Adler he hath drawne his brande, and hath the sowdan slayne.
Adler to the court of King Adlands, to crave his daughter in marriage; but King Adlands replied that Bremor, the sowdan, or sultan of Spain, had forestalled him.