noun Arthurian Romance.

the nephew and treacherous killer of Arthur.

Also Mordred. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of modred

  • But Modred was in the pride of youth; muscular and sinewy was the frame of Modred.


    William Godwin

  • Modred started with horror, and in his turn fled away swifter than the winds.


    William Godwin

  • Sir Gawain's was marked with gold, but Sir Modred's was blank.

  • And this very thing came to pass in Arthur's battle with Modred.

  • And now he must fight a number of them both in the ranks of Lancelot and under the banner of Modred.

British Dictionary definitions for modred


Mordred (ˈmɔːdrɛd)


(in Arthurian legend) a knight of the Round Table who rebelled against and killed his uncle King Arthur
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