E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A necromancer, who by his enchantments raised up an army to resist the Christians. Six of the Champions of Christendom were enchanted by Osmand, but St. George restored them. Osmand tore off his hair in which lay his spirit of enchantment, bit his tongue in two, disembowelled himself, cut off his arms, and then died. (The Seven Champions of Christendom, i. 19.)