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Oberon

[oh-buh-ron] /ˈoʊ bəˌrɒn/
noun
1.
(in medieval folklore) the king of the fairies.
2.
Astronomy. one of the five moons of Uranus.
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  • "You must drink Oberon's horn full of champagne," he continued.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • Mr. Oberon (a man about town) was lately invited to a sewing party.

  • Such a table might have been set in Fairyland, for the betrothal feast of Oberon.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming
  • Oberon then sent for Puck, his chief favourite and privy counsellor.

    Tales from Shakespeare Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
  • They would be the very Oberon and Titania of the village, the fairy king and queen.

    Our Village Mary Russell Mitford
  • Oberon was right glad when he saw this sight, and gave the cup into his keeping.

  • The cup would not fill with wine, and Oberon was deaf to the blast of the horn.

  • When the purpose of Oberon is satisfied, the enchantments are removed.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • Oberon, the most distant, completes its journey in 13 days and 11 hours.

    The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball
British Dictionary definitions for Oberon

Oberon1

/ˈəʊbəˌrɒn/
noun
1.
(in medieval folklore) the king of the fairies, husband of Titania

Oberon2

/ˈəʊbəˌrɒn/
noun
1.
the outermost of the satellites of Uranus
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Word Origin and History for Oberon

king of the faeries and husband of Titania in medieval lore, from French Obéron, from Old French Auberon, perhaps from a Germanic source related to elf.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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