Mother Goose

Mother Goose

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  • Mother Goose — n. The supposed author of a book of nursery rhymes first published as Mother Goose s Melodies, and usually called simply Mother Goose. The first English edition is said to have been printed in 1719 in London. The actual persons who composed the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mother Goose — probably a translation of mid 17c. Fr. contes de ma mère l oye, which meant fairy tales. The phrase appeared on the frontispiece of Charles Perrault s 1697 collection of eight fairy tales ( Contes du Temps Passé ), which was translated in English …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mother Goose — AmE the imaginary writer of a book of ↑nursery rhymes (=old songs or poems for young children) , or the nursery rhymes themselves ▪ If you re good I ll read you some Mother Goose before you go to bed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Mother Goose — n. 1. the imaginary narrator of a collection of tales ( c. 1697) by Charles Perrault 2. the imaginary creator of a collection of nursery rhymes first published (1765?) in London …   English World dictionary

  • Mother Goose — This article is about the fairy tale character. For other uses, see Mother Goose (disambiguation). A page from a late 17th century handwritten and illustrated version of Charles Perrault s Contes de ma mère l Oye, depicting Puss in Boots The… …   Wikipedia

  • Mother Goose — Frontispiz von Contes de ma mère l Oye von Charles Perrault (1697) Mother Goose (französisch Ma Mère l Oye, deutsch Mutter Gans) ist eine literarische Figur aus Kinderreimen und Märchen, die beson …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mother Goose — the fictitious author of a collection of nursery rhymes first published in London (about 1760) under the title of Mother Goose s Melody. * * * Fictitious old woman, reputedly the source of the body of traditional children s songs and verses known …   Universalium

  • Mother Goose — noun the imaginary author of a collection of nursery rhymes • Instance Hypernyms: ↑fictional character, ↑fictitious character, ↑character * * * Mother Goose [Mother Goose] an old woman who is supposed to have written ↑nursery rhymes. She is shown …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mother Goose —    In mid 17th century France, the phrase contes de ma mere l oye meant fairytales , and in 1697 it appeared on the frontispiece of Charles *Perrault s Contes du Temps Passe; when these were printed in English from 1729 onwards, they were… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Mother Goose — Les Contes de ma mère l Oye Ma mère l Oye en frontispice du recueil, illustration de Gustave Doré de 1867 Les Contes de ma mère l Oye est un recueil de huit contes de fées de Charles Perrault paru en 1697, sous le titre Histoires ou contes du… …   Wikipédia en Français