Associations to the word «Ferdinand»


FERDINAND, proper noun. A male given name, best known for a 13th century king of Spain, but never popular in English.
FERDINAND, proper noun. (astronomy) A moon of Uranus, named for a character in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Dictionary definition

FERDINAND, noun. The king of Castile and Aragon who ruled jointly with his wife Isabella; his marriage to Isabella I in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain and their capture of Granada from the Moors in 1492 united Spain as one country; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and supported the expedition of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1452-1516).

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca