from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. In Arthurian legend, a woman who died of unrequited love of Lancelot.
- n. In Arthurian legend, the mother of Galahad by Lancelot.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A female given name.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as olein.
From Old French Elaine variant of Elene, cognate to Modern English Helen, ultimately from Ancient Greek. A Celtic origin has also been suggested since the name appears in Arthurian legend. (Wiktionary)