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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


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



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