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Lancelot

or Laun·ce·lot

[lan-suh-luh t, -lot, lahn-]
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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

  • Your Lancelot in bed, your James at cards, and myself at the window.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

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

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett


British Dictionary definitions for lancelot

Lancelot

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

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.

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