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Damyan

(3 syl.). A “silke squyer,” whose illicit love was accepted by May, the youthful bride of January, a Lombard knight, sixty years old.(Chaucer: The Marchaundes Tale.)

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