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[gwin-uh-veer] /ˈgwɪn əˌvɪər/
Arthurian Romance. wife of King Arthur and mistress of Lancelot.
a female given name. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Guinevere


(in Arthurian legend) the wife of King Arthur and paramour of Lancelot
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Word Origin and History for Guinevere

fem. proper name, from Welsh Gwenhwyvar, literally "white-cheeked."

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Guinevere in Culture
Guinevere [(gwin-uh-veer)]

The wife of King Arthur. In some versions of the legends of Arthur, she has a love affair with Sir Lancelot that leads to the end of the reign of Arthur and the fellowship of the Round Table.

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