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Altamorus

(in Jerusalem Delivered). King of Samarcand, who joined the Egyptian armament against the Crusaders. “He was supreme in courage as in might.” (Book xvii.) He surrendered himself to Godfrey. (Book xx.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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