- Arthurian Romance. the greatest of Arthur's knights and the lover of Queen Guinevere.
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Historical Examples of launcelot
Launcelot entered in so armed, for he found no gate nor door but it was open.
Thereupon Sir Launcelot alighted, and tied his horse to the elm.
But what Sir Launcelot did was of his great gentleness and courtesy.
But Sir Launcelot would joust only when a great tournament was held.
When Sir Launcelot heard this he was passing heavy, and wist not what to do.
- (in Arthurian legend) one of the Knights of the Round Table; the lover of Queen Guinevere
masc. proper name, Old French, a double-diminutive of Frankish Lanzo, a hypocoristic name formed from some one of the Germanic names in Land-; cf. Old English Landbeorht "land-bright," in Old French Lambert.