See also:term for any
See also:person, animal, or thing supposed to bring
See also:luck . The word was first popularized by Edmond Audran through his comic
See also:opera La Mascotte (188o), but it had been
See also:common in France long before among gamblers . It has been traced back to a
See also:dialectic use in
See also:Provence and
See also:Gascony, where it meant something which brought luck to a
See also:household . The
See also:suggestion that it is from masque (masked or concealed), the provincial French for a
See also:born with a caul, in allusion to the lucky destiny of such
See also:children, is improbable .
LORENZO MASCHERONI (1750-1800)
JUAN FRANCISCO MASDEU (1744-1817)
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