The Romance of Language: Word for the Week 6/09/17

Victress:

“A heroine.”

–Hezekiah Burhan’s  Nomenclature and Expositor, 1833

First recorded usage was between 1595 and 1605.

 

“Beauty, daughter of the gods, Now thy glorious birth remember: Make me victress in the fight, That the gods may live forever.”

–from Fergus Hume’s The Harlequin Opal: A Romance Vol. 1 (of 3), 1893.

My Victresses for the House of Pleasure series so far:

 

   Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam

Only Scandal Will Do

 

 

 

 Lady Juliet Ferrers

Only Marriage Will Do

 

 

Violet Carlton

Only A Mistress Will Do

 

 

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2 Responses to The Romance of Language: Word for the Week 6/09/17

  1. Melissa Keir says:

    Interesting. I hadn’t heard that word before! All the best with your releases!

    Liked by 1 person

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