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 Baccoch.Bachelor of Salamanea (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bachelor.
 
A man who has not been married, Probably from baccalaris, “a man employed on a grazing-farm” (Low Latin, bacca, for vacca, a cow). French, bachelier, bachelette (a damsel).   1
   A Bachelor of Arts. The student who has passed his examination, but is not yet of standing to be a master. Formerly the bachelor was the candidate for examination. The word used to be spelt bachiller; thus in the Proceedings of the Privy Council, vol. i. p. 72, we read:—“The king ordered that the bachillers should have reasonable pay for their trouble.”   2
   Froissart styles Richard II. le jeune damoisel Richart. The Italian is donzella.   3
 


 Baccoch.Bachelor of Salamanea (The). 

 
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