Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun (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.

Examples

  • [Illustration: LANCELOT COMES OUT OF GUENEVERE'S ROOM] 'Nay, Lancelot,' said the Queen, 'I will never live after your days, but if you are slain I will take my death as meekly as ever did any

    The Book of Romance

  • Lancelot is waiting where I left him the last time.

    Excerpt: Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier

  • Her question, essentially, was "why would Guinevere even be interested in Lancelot when her husband is already both handsome and noble."

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  • Her question, essentially, was "why would Guinevere even be interested in Lancelot when her husband is already both handsome and noble."

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  • Looking at me with conscious eyes, he calls me 'Lancelot' -- my father's name.

    The Christian A Story

  • ; -)) (Also, for those who keep track, Martin Lancelot Bourée duh-duh-duh-duh-DUH-duh Barre was down to one middle name for the duration of this particular show.

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  • But I’m certain they made use of the Geass mecha (Lancelot, is it?) in earlier eps.

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  • And when she had gone [44] a good way, she called Lancelot a little way off the road and said to him very kindly, "King's son, [45] how wast thou so bold as to call Lionel thy cousin? for he _is_ a king's son, and of not

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • She thinks she will call Lancelot by name, and is about to do so when she is deterred by hearing from the tower a voice which was making a marvellously sad moan as it called on death.

    Four Arthurian Romances

  • And "Joyous Gard!" shouted the children, their voices echoing merrily among the trees, and spreading away, till Rose, the romantic, wondered if some faint tone of it might not reach a pale shade called Lancelot du

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