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Lancelot

or Launcelot

[lan-suh-luh t, -lot, lahn-] /ˈlæn sə lət, -ˌlɒt, ˈlɑn-/
noun
1.
Arthurian Romance. the greatest of Arthur's knights and the lover of Queen Guinevere.
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  • Looking at me with conscious eyes, he calls me 'Lancelot'—my father's name.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • And I can't possibly doubt that he did that day that Lancelot went back.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • She told him that she had been saving up Lancelot's letter to show him.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Urquhart was asked for a Sunday—on Lancelot's account—but couldn't come, or said so at least.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • Lancelot had said, "Stout fellow," and James took it quite well.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • He laid it before her: she, Lancelot and James were to be the nucleus.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett
British Dictionary definitions for Lancelot

Lancelot

/ˈlɑːnslət/
noun
1.
(in Arthurian legend) one of the Knights of the Round Table; the lover of Queen Guinevere
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Word Origin and History for Lancelot

masc. proper name, Old French, a double-diminutive of Frankish Lanzo, a hypocoristic name formed from some one of the Germanic names in Land-; cf. Old English Landbeorht "land-bright," in Old French Lambert.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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