Jester vs Archimime - What's the difference?

jester | archimime |


As nouns the difference between jester and archimime

is that jester is one who jests, jokes or mocks while archimime is the chief jester or mimic who would imitate the dead person as part of ancient roman funeral processions.

jester

English

(wikipedia jester)

Noun

(en noun)
  • one who jests, jokes or mocks
  • a person in colorful garb and fool's cap who amused a mediaeval and early modern royal or noble court.
  • Synonyms

    * (one who jokes) buffoon, clown, joker, see also * (court entertainer) buffoon, clown, fool, jestress, see also

    Derived terms

    * court jester

    Hyponyms

    * (court entertainer) harlequin, pantaloon

    archimime

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The chief jester or mimic who would imitate the dead person as part of ancient Roman funeral processions.
  • * 1658': The '''''Archimime'' or ''Jester'' attending the Funerall train, and imitating the speeches, gesture, and manners of the deceased, was too light for such solemnities — Sir Thomas Browne, ''Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 37)