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Oberon

[oh-buh-ron]
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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</p>

    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


British Dictionary definitions for oberon

Oberon1

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

Oberon2

noun
  1. the outermost of the satellites of Uranus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for oberon

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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