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[ley-uh-muh n, lah-yuh-]
  1. flourished c1200, English poet and chronicler.
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Also called Lawman.
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Historical Examples

  • When one reads Layamon the happier question is, "What will come after this?"

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory

    George Saintsbury

  • But Layamon gives us Wace as an authority, and this is not in Wace.

  • A poetical version of the legendary history of Britain, by Layamon.


    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Art was nearly passive, and literature, except in the person of Layamon, had no existence.


    Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon

  • The form towonde in Layamon, 4537, seems to be a similar substitution for towond.

British Dictionary definitions for layamon


Lawman (ˈlɔːmən)

  1. 12th-century English poet and priest; author of the Brut, a chronicle providing the earliest version of the Arthurian story in English
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