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the attendant (usually an officer of a nobleman's household) whose duty is to fill and serve cups of wine

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However, the dream interpretation he gave to the chief baker and chief cup-bearer dealt with immediate personal matters, whether they would be freed or executed.
46 Which mythical Trojan prince was the cup-bearer of Zeus and hence gave a name to Jupiter's largest moon?
It is said of Sejanus that as a young cup-bearer he "prostituted his body"; he is later described by the trustworthy Arruntius as a "stale catamite.
As in the Greek and Latin sources, Ganymede is a beautiful mortal boy who is seized by Jove, taken to be his cup-bearer and, in some versions of the story, his catamite.
One might consider that the Human term tapsahi possibly indicates not only (or not specifically) the cup-bearer, but more generally a table attendant or a kitchen worker, and that the etymology of this word, if one is looking for some link with the verb taps-, is connected with some task performed by this servant, such as that of lighting the fire, or heating up food.
It is likely that this involved the office of royal cup-bearer which Sidney acquired around 1576.
Cup-bearer, brandy in his hand, His knee is bent To climb, to make a present.
Taz was the saqi, or cup-bearer, of Sultan al-Nasir Mohamed and he married his daughter.
The hero has someone at court who presents him to the king (the cup-bearer in Genesis 41:9-13, Arioch in Daniel 2:25, the queen in Daniel 5:10-12).
This becomes even more ironic when we note that these narratives usually include a court personality sympathetic to the hero, one who facilitates the hero's introduction to the king and his subsequent promotion (the cup-bearer in Gen.
When the cup-bearer draws his sword to murder his companion, the doomed Jew cries that a partridge in a nearby bush will bear witness to the crime.
Justice under the old law demanded an eve for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and the king's advisers bring this vengeful system of justice to bear upon the cup-bearer.
It was built in 1340 by Amir Altunbugha al-Maridani, son-in-law of Sultan An-Nasir Mohamed and cup-bearer at the royal court.