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Guinevere

[ gwin-uh-veer ]
/ ˈgwɪn əˌvɪər /
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noun
Arthurian Legend. wife of King Arthur and mistress of Lancelot.
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for Guinevere

Guinevere

Guenevere (ˈɡwɛnɪˌvɪə) or Guinever (ˈɡwɪnɪvə)

/ (ˈɡwɪnɪˌvɪə) /

noun
(in Arthurian legend) the wife of King Arthur and paramour of Lancelot
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Cultural definitions for Guinevere

Guinevere
[ (gwin-uh-veer) ]

The wife of King Arthur (see also King Arthur). In some versions of the legends of Arthur, she has a love affair with Sir Lancelot that leads to the end of the reign of Arthur and the fellowship of the Round Table.

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