What does "Fair" mean in "The Turkish Mahamet and Hiren the Fair Greek" (by George Peele), blonde or just?

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  • Cogito
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    1 month ago
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    It just means good-looking.  It doesn't imply hair or skin colour.

  • 1 month ago

    Neither. It's an ironic epithet. Not only was Hiren the most unjust, unfair individual you could imagine he was also as un-blonde as you can get as he was black. Hope this helped.

    PS

    Also, he wasn't Greek. He was Swedish. And his name wasn't really "Hiren". It was Sidney.

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