Enter the sons of Andronicus, again, with bloody swords. Lucius: See, lord and father, how we have performed Our Roman rites. Alarbus’ limbs are lopped And entrails feed the sacrificing fire Whose smoke like incense doth perfume the sky.
The Taming of the Shrew, 3.3
monster, n., adv., and adj. Pronunciation: Brit. / ˈ m ɒ nst ə /, U.S. / ˈ m ɑ nst ə r/ Forms: ME moustre, ME mowstre, ME–15 monstre, ME–15 monstur, ME– monster, 15... (Show More) Etymology: < Anglo-Norman and Middle French monstre, moustre, French monstre (mid 12th cent. in Old French as mostre in sense ‘prodigy, marvel’, first half of the 13th cent. in senses ‘disfigured person’ and ‘misshapen being’, c 1223 in extended sense applied to a pagan, first half of the 18th cent. by antiphrasis denoting an extraordinarily attractive thing) < classical Latin m ō nstrum portent, prodigy, monstrous creature, wicked person, monstrous act, atrocity < the base of mon ē re to warn (see moneo n. ; for the formation compare perhaps l ū strum lustrum n. ). Compare Italian mostro, † monstro (1282), Spanish † mostro ( c 1250; compare Spanish monstruo ( < a post-classical Latin variant of classical Latin m ō nstrum )), Portuguese monstro (1525 as mõstro ). (Show Less)moneo n.lustrum n. A. n. 1. Originally: a mythical creature which is part animal and part human, or combines elements of two or more animal forms, and is frequently of great size and ferocious appearance. monstrance, n.1 Forms: ME munstrance, ME mustrance, ME mustraunce, 16 monstrans. Etymology: < Anglo-Norman mustrance, mustraunce, montraunce and Middle French monstrance action of showing, demonstration, proof ( c 1175 in Old French as mostrance, in Anglo-Norman also in legal use in sense ‘declaration of plaintiff’; French montrance ) < monstrer to show (see muster v.1 ) + -ance -ance suffix. Compare Old Occitan monstranssa demonstration (1409), Italian mostranza appearance (13th cent.), Spanish mostranza demonstration, display (1400 as mostrança ). Obs.muster v.1-ance suffix 1. Demonstration, proof. a 1400 (1325) Cursor Mundi (Vesp.) 21796 ( MED ), In constantinopil and in france, Godd had mad mani mustrance. Cursor Mundi a 1400 (1325) Cursor Mundi (Coll. Phys.) 22298 ( MED ), Þare sale he do him circumsise, And munstrance make of his maistris. Cursor Mundi