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Lancelot

or Launcelot

[lan-suh-luh t, -lot, lahn-] /ˈlæn sə lət, -ˌlɒt, ˈlɑn-/
noun
1.
Arthurian Romance. the greatest of Arthur's knights and the lover of Queen Guinevere.
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  • Volunteers were not lacking, and Lancelot and I were allowed to help.

  • It is impossible to do justice to Lancelot's seriousness, on the edge of truth.

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  • It was Lancelot after the tournament, Bayard receiving felicitations after the battle.

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  • For a moment Lancelot looked shrewdly from one to the other.

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  • His adventures are related in a short romance paraphrased into the Scottish dialect from a part of the long French 'Lancelot.'

  • The Judge and Urquhart were accommodated with cigarettes, and Lancelot entertained them.

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British Dictionary definitions for Lancelot

Lancelot

/ˈlɑːnslət/
noun
1.
(in Arthurian legend) one of the Knights of the Round Table; the lover of Queen Guinevere
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Word Origin and History for Lancelot

masc. proper name, Old French, a double-diminutive of Frankish Lanzo, a hypocoristic name formed from some one of the Germanic names in Land-; cf. Old English Landbeorht "land-bright," in Old French Lambert.

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