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Boon
From the Robert E. Howard Lexicon


"'King Kull,' said Delcardes, 'I crave a boon of you—before Seremes begins to speak—when I must be silent.'"

-The Cat and the Skull

boon.

[bo͞on]

NOUN

boons (plural noun)

1.a thing that is helpful or beneficial:

synonyms: blessing · godsend · bonus · plus · benefit · advantage · help · aid · asset · stroke of luck · windfall

antonyms: curse

2.

archaic

a favor or request:

ORIGIN

Middle English (originally in the sense ‘request for a favor’): from Old Norse bón.

boon.

[bo͞on]

ADJECTIVE

boon companion (noun) · boon companions (plural noun) (of a companion or friend) close; intimate; favorite:

ORIGIN

mid 16th cent.: boon from Old French bon, from Latin bonus ‘good.’ The early literal sense was ‘good fellow,’ originally denoting a drinking companion.

A Well of Heroes: Two:

Literary Impressions of the Prose and Verse of Robert E. Howard

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Ruben ChandlerJune 26, 2017 3:39 PM UTC

Bonne howdy