Note 029
From Chapter 54 of the Decline & Fall

Bulgari, Boulgres, Bougres, a national appellation, has been applied by the French as a term of reproach to usurers and unnatural sinners. The Paterini, or Patelini, has been made to signify a smooth and flattering hypocrite, such as l'Avocat Patelin of that original and pleasant farce (Ducange, Gloss. Latinitat. Medii et Infimi Aevi). The Manichaeans were likewise named Cathari or the pure, by corruption, Gazari, etc.

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