Saturday, October 2, 2010

Chapter Two: Dracula Doesn't Eat Much, Does He?

In Chapters Two and Three there were a couple terms I thought needed explanation.  So here they are:

Traps = luggage
Boyar = a member of the old Russian nobility
English Bradshaw's Guide = a volume of comprehensive time tables for the English railway system
Szekelys = descended from the Huns
Voivode = Romanian word for prince


Lou Gagliardi said...

Voivode actually translates closer to warrior-prince, or warlord. It's a slavic term that means governor, but in English came to be known as Prince or Duke; and then because of Bram Stoker, Count.

Michele Hauf said...

I should mention, all the term definitions come directly from THE ANNOTATED DRACULA by Leonard Wolf.