Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Dir’los (Count).

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Dir’los (Count).
A Paladin, the beauideal of valour, generosity, and truth. The story says he was sent by Charlemagne into the East, where he conquered Aliar’d, a great Moorish prince. On his return he found his young wife, who thought he was dead, betrothed to Celi’nos, another of Charlemagne’s peers. The matter being set right, the king gave a grand banquet. Dirlos is D’Yrlos.   1



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