c. arthur


Chester Alan, 1830–86, 21st president of the U.S. 1881–85.
legendary king in ancient Britain: leader of the Knights of the Round Table.
a male given name.
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Arthur (ˈɑːθə)
1.  a legendary king of the Britons in the sixth century ad, who led Celtic resistance against the Saxons: possibly based on a historical figure; represented as leader of the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot
2.  Chester Alan. 1830--86, 21st president of the US (1881--85)
3.  informal (Austral), (NZ) not know whether one is Arthur or Martha to be in a state of confusion

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Word Origin & History

masc. proper name, from M.L. Arthurus/Arturus, from Welsh arth "bear," cognate with Gk. arktos, L. ursus (see Arctic). Arthurian "pertaining to the series of tales of British King Arthur and his knights, is first attested 1853.
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