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Guinevere

[gwin-uh-veer] /ˈgwɪn əˌvɪər/
noun
1.
Arthurian Romance. wife of King Arthur and mistress of Lancelot.
2.
a female given name.
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  • Guinevere's moral character is held to be untarnished, even by her liaison with Lancelot.

  • But for that, a Guinevere and Vivien rolled into one, plus Messalina!

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • An' Arthur wore a stovepipe hat an' Guinevere wore a white dress, an' she had white feathers in her crown.

    New Faces Myra Kelly
  • Say to your king that I will give him Guinevere for his wife.

    King Arthur and His Knights Maude L. Radford
  • This idea is predominant, without undue insistence upon it, in Guinevere.

  • The king and Guinevere had withdrawn, but were expected to return.

    King Arthur and His Knights Maude L. Radford
  • When Queen Guinevere saw the comely and graceful knight, she desired to know who he and his damsel were.

    Four Arthurian Romances Chretien DeTroyes
  • Let me do it, Mother,” said Guinevere, eagerly; “I often do it at school.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • He held it in the narrow strip of light, and read the inscription engraved within: “Guinevere forever.”

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • Guinevere repeated the words softly to herself, and wondered what they meant.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
British Dictionary definitions for Guinevere

Guinevere

/ˈɡwɪnɪˌvɪə/
noun
1.
(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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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