[ahr-thoo r-ee-uh n]


of or relating to King Arthur, who, with his knights, formed the subject of a large part of medieval romance: Arthurian legends.

Origin of Arthurian

First recorded in 1850–55; Arthur + -ian

Related formspre-Ar·thu·ri·an, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for arthurian



of or relating to King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table
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Word Origin and History for arthurian



"pertaining to the series of tales of British King Arthur and his knights," 1793, from Arthur + -ian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper