- Arthurian Romance. wife of King Arthur and mistress of Lancelot.
- a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for guinevere
But for that, a Guinevere and Vivien rolled into one, plus Messalina!The Martian
George Du Maurier
Then with an unreflective inspiration: “Did you ever read about Launcelot and Guinevere?”The Flaw in the Sapphire
Charles M. Snyder
The king and Guinevere had withdrawn, but were expected to return.
Say to your king that I will give him Guinevere for his wife.
Then he meant to give it with the eight others to Queen Guinevere.
Guenevere (ˈɡwɛnɪˌvɪə) or Guinever (ˈɡwɪnɪvə)
- (in Arthurian legend) the wife of King Arthur and paramour of Lancelot
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Word Origin and History for guinevere
fem. proper name, from Welsh Gwenhwyvar, literally "white-cheeked."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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