[ gwin-uh-veer ]
/ ˈgwɪn əˌvɪər /


Arthurian Romance. wife of King Arthur and mistress of Lancelot.
a female given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Guenevere (ˈɡwɛnɪˌvɪə) or Guinever (ˈɡwɪnɪvə)

/ (ˈɡwɪnɪˌvɪə) /


(in Arthurian legend) the wife of King Arthur and paramour of Lancelot
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

Culture definitions for 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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