Lyonnesse

Lyonnesse

[lahy-uh-nes]
noun Arthurian Romance.
the mythical region where Sir Tristram was born, located near Cornwall in SW England and supposed to have been submerged by the sea.
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Lyonnesse (ˌlaɪəˈnɛs)
 
n
(in Arthurian legend) the mythical birthplace of Sir Tristram, situated in SW England and believed to have been submerged by the sea

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lyonnesse

mythical "lost" land supposed once to have connected Cornwall in the west of England with the Scilly Isles lying in the English Channel. The name Lyonnesse first appeared in Sir Thomas Malory's late 15th-century prose account of the rise and fall of King Arthur, Le Morte Darthur, in which it was the native land of the hero Tristan. Arthurian legend, however, had long associated Tristan with Leonois-probably the region around Saint-Pol-de-Leon in Brittany-and this form is the source of Malory's Lyonnesse.

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