Oberon

[oh-buh-ron]
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Examples from the Web for oberon

Contemporary Examples of oberon

  • In the book, Oberon has stolen a baby boy from mortals as a gift for his wife Titania.

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    A Writer of Many Disguises

    Jennie Yabroff

    May 25, 2011

Historical Examples of oberon

  • "You must drink Oberon's horn full of champagne," he continued.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • Mr. Oberon (a man about town) was lately invited to a sewing party.

  • Such a table might have been set in Fairyland, for the betrothal feast of Oberon.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming

  • Oberon then sent for Puck, his chief favourite and privy counsellor.

    Tales from Shakespeare

    Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb

  • They would be the very Oberon and Titania of the village, the fairy king and queen.

    Our Village

    Mary Russell Mitford


British Dictionary definitions for oberon

Oberon

1
noun
  1. (in medieval folklore) the king of the fairies, husband of Titania

Oberon

2
noun
  1. the outermost of the satellites of Uranus
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Word Origin and History for oberon

Oberon

king of the faeries and husband of Titania in medieval lore, from French Obéron, from Old French Auberon, perhaps from a Germanic source related to elf.

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