E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Logistilla gave Astolpho at parting a horn that had the virtue to appal and put to flight the boldest knight or most savage beast. (Ariosto: Orlando Furioso, book viii.)
Astolphos horn. (See above.)
Cape Horn. So named by Schouten, a Dutch mariner, who first doubled it. He was a native of Hoorn, in north Holland, and named the cape after his native place.
Drinking horn. Drinking cups used to be made of the rhinoceross horn, from an Oriental belief that it sweats at the approach of poison. (Calmet: Biblical Dictionary.)
King Horn. The hero of a French metrical romance, and the original of our Horne Childe, generally called The Geste of Kyng Horn. The nominal author of the French romance is Mestre Thomas. Dr. Percy ascribes the English romance of King Horne to the twelfth century, but this is probably a century too early (See Ritsons Ancient Romances.)