Roland

noun
Ro·​land | \ ˈrō-lənd How to pronounce Roland (audio) \

Definition of Roland

: a stalwart defender of the Christians against the Saracens in the Charlemagne legends who is killed at Roncesvalles

First Known Use of Roland

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Roland

French

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“Roland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Roland. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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