Thursday, June 28, 2007

What Do You Call A Female Knight?

A knight-ress?

NO.

A knight-y?

NO.

A knight-ingale?

Maybe.

*grin*

22 comments :

zecount said...

u dun call them anything .. cos there are no female knights

pamsong said...

Liar. I'm a female knight in a Galaxy Grey Satria.

sphyrez said...

she-knight ?

pamsong said...

HAHA. Good one.

K.Lo said...

actually true... i think they didn't knight females last time...

but even if they did, i think 'she' will still be called a knight... like Datuk like that la...

Got female Datuk wut hor?

God bless!

pamsong said...

Oh yeah! You make sense, too. But then... So unfair. Why do we girls have to be called Datuk? So masculine. And so intimidating lah if you end up marrying a female Datuk but you're not one yourself.

Anonymous said...

Hey Pam,

I think a "she-knight" is refered to as "Lady"...

Joe.

pamsong said...

Really? See, now at least THAT sounds nice. Haha.

And who're you, Joe? Just curious to know.

Mee said...

For those not familiar with Camelot talk, Dame is the official title of a female member of the Order of the British Empire, equivalent to that of a knight.

pamsong said...

Aiseh. She speaks.

RaineRaine said...

Dame sounds nice, but i really like the word chevalier, so i think we should call her a chevaliette!

pamsong said...

ATTN: RaineRaine
– Haha. I have my reservation with Dame. I wouldn't be afraid of a Dame. I mean, it's gotta be something rugged. Something with a more killer vibe to it. Besides... anything that rhymes with Lame doesn't get high points in my book. *grin*

pamsong said...

I'm going with Chevaliette, btw. =)

Ahmed said...

I know this is old, just came by it by accident ...
The correct female word for the male "Chevalier" is:
Chevalière
That is a french female Knight.
Here are some other languages:
In Spanish ... Cavallera ...
In Italian ... Militissa ...
In Latin ... Equitissa ...
In English ... Dame ...

Pam Song said...

ATTN: Ahmed
– Wow! Finally a proper answer! Yay! And the winning word is one that I like, too! Chevalière. Nice.

Thanks, Ahmed. =)

Ahmed said...

Your most welcome Pam, and may I ask what this is all about? LOL

Pam Song said...

ATTN: Ahmed
– Haha. Was just wondering what a female knight was called and since I had no proper answers to it, I blogged my thoughts instead. =p

Ahmed said...

Oh, Ok ... Glad to be of help :)

Pam Song said...

ATTN: Ahmed
– Haha. Don't worry. You won't be helping me alone. Somehow, this post gets its fair share of attention from random people who google it up.

Rainwalker said...

I belong to the Society for Creative Anachronism...And yes; there were indeed female knights in the Middle Ages; hundreds of them....These brave women fought just as valiantly as the men of their time. They often died on the field in battle and were given the same burials as their highly honored male comrades...Legs broken, armor and boots ON....
A male knight was almost always referred to as Sir....(Sir Galahad, or Sir Lancelot)...A female knight, however; could choose the prefix Sir if she so desired, but could also use the prefix 'Dame'...as in, Dame Mary,Queen of Scotts; who was in fact, made a knight for her prowess on the battle field.. or Dame Aine (Ann. Different countries had different names for female knights...For example; in medieval France, a female knight would have been called a Chevaleress....If you do a Google search on female knights, you'll find many knightly orders of women from the middle ages, all are very well documented. There were also many women pirates and many women soldiers who fought in battles during the middle ages. Hope that helps..

Ahmed said...

Rainwalker ... if you look up a bit, you will find my post detailing the different names of female knights in different languages and countries ...
chevaleresse (which is the correct spelling) is in fact what the "wife of a knight" is called in french, while a french "female knight" is called: Chevalière

:)

Pam Song said...

ATTN: Rainwalker
– Anachronism. I like the way it rolls off my tongue. Anachronism. Haha. Didn't know there's a society for that though.

But but... I have a question. Why are their legs broken!?


ATTN: Ahmed
– Thanks again, Ahmed! =)

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