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[moh-drid] /ˈmoʊ drɪd/
noun, Arthurian Romance.
the nephew and treacherous killer of Arthur.
Also, Mordred. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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


(in Arthurian legend) a knight of the Round Table who rebelled against and killed his uncle King Arthur
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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