EMEDD Citations for "sannio"

Ian Lancashire
University of Toronto

for the Shakespeare Association of America
San Francisco 1999

  1. sannio (Latin entry by Sir Thomas Elyot 1538)

    Sannio, onis, a dysarde in a playe or disguysynge:also he which in countenaunce, gesture, and maners is a foole.

  2. sannio (Latin entry by Thomas Thomas 1587)

    Sannio, onis, m. g. He which laughing greatly, and writhing all the partes of the bodie doth mocke one, and with such a foolish gesture expresing other mens manners, maketh himselfe ridiculous to all: also the foole or dissard in a play, a gester, a derider, & mocker of other: a flouter, a frumper.

© Feb. 1999