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Guinevere

[gwin-uh-veer] /ˈgwɪn əˌvɪər/
noun
1.
Arthurian Romance. wife of King Arthur and mistress of Lancelot.
2.
a female given name.
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  • But for that, a Guinevere and Vivien rolled into one, plus Messalina!

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • Then with an unreflective inspiration: “Did you ever read about Launcelot and Guinevere?”

    The Flaw in the Sapphire Charles M. Snyder
  • Say to your king that I will give him Guinevere for his wife.

    King Arthur and His Knights Maude L. Radford
  • The king and Guinevere had withdrawn, but were expected to return.

    King Arthur and His Knights Maude L. Radford
  • Then he meant to give it with the eight others to Queen Guinevere.

    King Arthur and His Knights Maude L. Radford
  • Guinevere repeated the words softly to herself, and wondered what they meant.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • Guinevere and Hinton stood on the upper deck under his umbrella and waited.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • Guinevere, who was watching the lights on the water, started guiltily.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • Let me do it, Mother,” said Guinevere, eagerly; “I often do it at school.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • And Guinevere became known to all who had to do with the laboratory.

    Edge of the Jungle William Beebe
British Dictionary definitions for Guinevere

Guinevere

/ˈɡwɪnɪˌvɪə/
noun
1.
(in Arthurian legend) the wife of King Arthur and paramour of Lancelot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Guinevere

fem. proper name, from Welsh Gwenhwyvar, literally "white-cheeked."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Guinevere in Culture
Guinevere [(gwin-uh-veer)]

The wife of King Arthur. In some versions of the legends of Arthur, she has a love affair with Sir Lancelot that leads to the end of the reign of Arthur and the fellowship of the Round Table.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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