Ro·​land ˈrō-lənd How to pronounce Roland (audio)
: a stalwart defender of the Christians against the Saracens in the Charlemagne legends who is killed at Roncesvalles

Word History



First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Roland was in the 14th century

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“Roland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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