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Modred

[moh-drid] /ˈmoʊ drɪd/
noun, Arthurian Romance.
1.
the nephew and treacherous killer of Arthur.
Also, Mordred.
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  • But Modred was in the pride of youth; muscular and sinewy was the frame of Modred.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • Modred started with horror, and in his turn fled away swifter than the winds.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • Sir Gawain's was marked with gold, but Sir Modred's was blank.

    King Arthur and His Knights Maude L. Radford
  • And this very thing came to pass in Arthur's battle with Modred.

  • And now he must fight a number of them both in the ranks of Lancelot and under the banner of Modred.

  • And Arthur engaged in personal combat with Modred just as the sun was going down.

  • When Modred knew what the people wished, he was glad, and he made up his mind to do a cruel deed.

  • And when evening came there were many thousand slain and wounded, and Sir Modred was left alone.

  • A shadow falls on Lancelot and Guinevere, and Modred sees that his hour is drawing nigh.

    Alfred Tennyson Andrew Lang
  • After doing a great many wonderful things, in many countries, King Arthur came back to punish the wicked man, Modred.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
British Dictionary definitions for Modred

Modred

/ˈməʊdrɪd/
noun
1.
(in Arthurian legend) a knight of the Round Table who rebelled against and killed his uncle King Arthur
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