Like the nobles, however, different materials and articles would denote a man's occupation: a blue robe denoted a servant, a flat cap an apprentice, or a retainer would wear his lord's coat of arms on a badge sewn to their left sleeve.
Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, nor is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a trifling extent.
THEGN, or Thane, an Anglo-Saxon word meaning an attendant, servant, retainer or official, and cognate with Gr.
Beneficium, benefit), a term first applied under the Roman empire to portions of land, the usufruct of which was granted by the emperors to their soldiers or others for life, as a reward or beneficium for past services, and as a retainer for future services.
In these straits the Greek government entrusted the supreme command of the troops to Karaiskakis, an old retainer of Ali of Iannina, a master of the art of guerilla war, and, above all, a man of dauntless courage and devoted patriotism.