the wife of King Arthur in old stories, who had a sexual relationship with Sir Lancelot

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  • Guinevere — was the legendary queen consort of King Arthur. She was most famous for her love affair with Arthur s chief knight Sir Lancelot, which first appears in Chrétien de Troyes Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart . This motif was picked up in all the… …   Wikipedia

  • Guinevere — ist ein weiblicher Vorname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Namensträgerinnen 3 Fiktive Personen 4 Weblinks …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Guinevere — f English: from the Old French form of the Welsh name Gwenhwyfar, composed of the elements gwen white, fair, blessed, holy + hwyfar smooth, soft. It is famous as the name of King Arthur s beautiful wife, who in most versions of the Arthurian… …   First names dictionary

  • Guinevere — fem. proper name, from Welsh Gwenhwyvar, lit. white cheeked …   Etymology dictionary

  • Guinevere — [gwin′əvərgwin′ə vir΄] n. [< Celt; first element < Welsh gwen, white] 1. a feminine name 2. Arthurian Legend the wife of King Arthur and lover of Lancelot: Also Guinever [gwin′əvər] …   English World dictionary

  • Guinevere — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Guinevere est la forme anglaise de Guenièvre, prénom de la dame du roi Arthur. C est un équivalent du prénom Geneviève. Sommaire 1 Astronomie 2 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Guinevere — /gwin euh vear /, n. 1. Arthurian Romance. wife of King Arthur and mistress of Lancelot. 2. a female given name. * * * ▪ legendary queen of Britain       wife of Arthur, legendary king of Britain, best known in Arthurian romance through the love… …   Universalium

  • Guinevere — noun (Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur; in some versions of the legend she became Lancelot s lover and that led to the end of the Knights of the Round Table • Syn: ↑Guenevere • Topics: ↑Arthurian legend • Instance Hypernyms: ↑fictional… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Guinevere — noun Date: 15th century the wife of King Arthur and mistress of Lancelot …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Guinevere — noun /ˈɡwɪ.nɪ.wɪə/ a) of Welsh origin. b) In Arthurian legend, the wife of King Arthur. See Also: Gaynor, Ginevra, Jennifer …   Wiktionary

  • GUINEVERE —    the wife of King Arthur; the most beautiful of women, conceived a guilty passion for Lancelot, one of Arthur s knights, and married Modred, her husband s nephew, in the latter s absence on an expedition against the Romans, on hearing of which… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia