(Arthurian legend) the capital of King Arthur's kingdom; according to the legend, truth and goodness and beauty reigned there
The legendary site of King Arthur's court and castle.
Hence, any place or time thought of as having idyllic peace, justice, and happiness.
The stronghold of King Arthur in the Arthurian legend.
Origin: First attested in as Camaalot in Chrétien de Troyes' Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart.
Camelot is a castle and court associated with the legendary King Arthur. Absent in the early Arthurian material, Camelot first appeared in 12th-century French romances and eventually came to be described as the fantastic capital of Arthur's realm and a symbol of the Arthurian world. The stories locate it somewhere in Great Britain and sometimes associate it with real cities, though more usually its precise location is not revealed. Most scholars regard it as being entirely fictional, its geography being perfect for romance writers; Arthurian scholar Norris J. Lacy commented that "Camelot, located no where in particular, can be anywhere". Nevertheless arguments about the location of the "real Camelot" have occurred since the 15th century and continue to rage today in popular works and for tourism purposes.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kam′lot, n. Same as Camlet.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a place in Somerset, where, it is presumed, King Arthur held his court, and where entrenchments of an old town are still to be seen.
The numerical value of camelot in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of camelot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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