Jester vs Archimime - What's the difference?
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.
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.
* (one who jokes) buffoon, clown, joker, see also
* (court entertainer) buffoon, clown, fool, jestress, see also
* court jester
* (court entertainer) harlequin, pantaloon
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)