minstrelsy

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English minstralcie, from 13th century Anglo-Norman menestralsie, menestralcie Old French menestrel ‎(minstrel), itself from Medieval Latin ministralis ‎(servant, jester, singer), from Late Latin ministerialis ‎(imperial household officer, one having an official duty), from the adjective ministerialis ‎(ministerial, servants), from Latin ministerium ‎(service).

Noun[edit]

minstrelsy ‎(plural minstrelsies)

  1. The musical and other art and craft of a minstrel.
  2. A group of minstrels.
  3. Any similar modern group performing song and verse.
  4. A collection of minstrel ballads.

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