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Avalon

[av-uh-lon] /ˈæv əˌlɒn/
noun, Celtic Legend.
1.
an island, represented as an earthly paradise in the western seas, to which King Arthur and other heroes were carried at death.
Also, Avallon.
Origin
< Medieval Latin (insula) avallonis (Geoffrey of Monmouth) (island) of Avallon, literally, apple tree (island) < a British Celtic stem for apple tree, cognate with Welsh afall (plural collective), Middle Breton avallenn (singular), Old Irish aball (feminine) < *ǫbǫl-n-, cognate with Slavic *(j)ablanĭ; see apple
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Avalon

/ˈævəˌlɒn/
noun
1.
(Celtic myth) an island paradise in the western seas: in Arthurian legend it is where King Arthur was taken after he was mortally wounded
Word Origin
from Medieval Latin insula avallonis island of Avalon, from Old Welsh aballon apple
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