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An alanorarius, in ancient European customs, was a keeper or manager of spaniels, or setting-dogs, for the sport of hunting, falconry, etc.

The word is formed from the Gothic Alan, a greyhound.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChambers, Ephraim, ed. (1728). "article name needed". Cyclopædia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (first ed.). James and John Knapton, et al.