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Amedieu

(3 syl.).

“Friends of God;” a religious body in the Church of Rome, founded in 1400. They wore no breeches, but a grey cloak girded with a cord, and were shod with wooden shoes.

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