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From Middle English Termagaunt, from Old French Tervagant, from Old Italian Trivagante, interpreted as being from Latin tri- + vagari (wander).

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Termagant

  1. (archaic) An imaginary deity with a violent temperament who featured in medieval mystery plays, represented as being worshiped by Muslims
    • (Can we date this quote?) Fairfax
      The lesser part on Christ believed well, / On Termagant the more, and on Mahound.

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