- Arthurian Romance. one of the knights of the Round Table: a nephew of King Arthur.
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Examples from the Web for gawain
Chretien de Troyes has Yvain and Gawain fighting anonymously for hours without stopping until night forces them to draw back.The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat
June 3, 2014
As Gawain rides along the bank of a creek, he hears this sickening sound ringing from above.Historical Fiction: A Conversation Between Bruce Holsinger and Nancy Bilyeau
Nancy Bilyeau, Bruce Holsinger
March 30, 2014
Gawain is less a personality than a piece of granite, a man “whose glory waxed / as times darkened.”Tolkien’s Unfinished Epic: ‘The Fall of Arthur’
May 23, 2013
Beowulf might stand for the one side, Lancelot or Gawain for the other.Epic and Romance
W. P. Ker
Sir Gawain's was marked with gold, but Sir Modred's was blank.
Then Sir Gawain bade them farewell and rode off, lightly singing.
It likewise mentions two visits of Gawain to the Grail Castle.
Gawain overcomes the magician, and, both unknowing, fights with Parzival.