Louis VIII. made an edict that no courtesan should be allowed
to wear a golden girdle, under very severe penalty. Hence the proverb, Bonne renommé vault mieux que ceinture dorée. (See Girdle.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Golden Girdle from Infoplease:
- Golden Girdle - Golden Girdle Louis VIII. made an edict that no courtesan should be allowed to wear a golden ...
- Admete: meaning and definitions - Admete: Definition and Pronunciation
- Hippolyte - Hippolyte Hippolyte , in Greek mythology, an Amazon queen. One of the 12 labors of Hercules was to ...
- Amazon, in Greek mythology - Amazon Amazon , in Greek mythology, one of a tribe of warlike women who lived in Asia Minor. The ...
- Revelation: 15 - And I saw another sign in heaven, great…