Other Forms FormsCaligorant, Caligorantes
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Meaning & History
Meaning unknown. In Ariosto's poem 'Orlando Furioso' (1516), Caligorante was a giant who was enslaved by the knight ASTOLFO. Perhaps it is from Latin caligante "fading, growing dim", or the Italian name CALOGERO, or it may be a play on the Italian place name Caltagirone (derived from Arabic qal'at-al-ghiran "hill of vases").