Definitions for lancelotˈlæn sə lət, -ˌlɒt, ˈlɑn-
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Lan•ce•lotˈlæn sə lət, -ˌlɒt, ˈlɑn-(n.)
Sir, the greatest of King Arthur's knights and the lover of Queen Guinevere.
Lancelot, Sir Lancelot(noun)
(Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table; friend of King Arthur until (according to some versions of the legend) he became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere
One of the knights of the round table, a lover of Guinevere.
Origin: From Lancelot, from Frankish Lanzo, pet name for male names beginning in Land-, and Old French diminutive endings -el and -ot.
Sir Lancelot du Lac was one of the Knights of the Round Table in the Arthurian legend. He was the most trusted of King Arthur's knights and played a part in many of Arthur's victories. Lancelot is best known for his love affair with Arthur's wife Guinevere and the role he played in the search for the Holy Grail. He is also known as the most loyal friend of Arthur's nephew, Sir Gawaine. His first appearance as a main character is in Chrétien de Troyes' Le Chevalier de la Charette, or "Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart," which was written in the 12th century. In the 13th century, he was the main focus in the lengthy Vulgate Cycle, where his exploits are recounted in the section known as the Prose Lancelot. Lancelot's life and adventures have been featured in several medieval romances, often with conflicting back-stories and chains of events.
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