E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Brad amant or Bradamante.
Sister of Rinaldo, in Ariostos Orlando Furioso. She is represented as a most wonderful Christian Amazon, possessed of an irresistible spear, which unhorsed every knight that it touched. The same character appears in the Orlando Innamorato of Bojardo.