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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. In Arthurian legend, a Knight of the Round Table whose love affair with Queen Guinevere resulted in a war with King Arthur.

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  • proper n. One of the knights of the round table, a lover of Guinevere.
  • proper n. A male given name.

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  • n. (Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table; friend of King Arthur until (according to some versions of the legend) he became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere

Etymologies

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From Old French Lancelot, from Frankish Lanzo, pet name for male names beginning in Land-, and Old French diminutive endings -el and -ot.

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