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[gah-win, gaw-] /ˈgɑ wɪn, ˈgɔ-/
Arthurian Romance. one of the knights of the Round Table: a nephew of King Arthur. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The next day, Gawain leaves for the green chapel with the girdle.
  • After the writing of sir Gawain and the green knight, several similar stories followed.
  • Gawain obliges and strikes, but the carl rises, laughing and unharmed.
  • In breaking his promise, Gawain believes he has lost his honour and failed in his duties.
  • Along these lines, some academics link the Gawain pentangle to magical traditions.
  • In this sense, it is clear that at the hands of the lady, Gawain is a good man seduced.
  • His obsession seems to carry into Gawain in his descriptions of the green knight.

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