Lyonnesse


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Lyonnesse

(ˌlaɪəˈnɛs)
n
(European Myth & Legend) (in Arthurian legend) the mythical birthplace of Sir Tristram, situated in SW England and believed to have been submerged by the sea

Ly•on•nesse

(ˌlaɪ əˈnɛs)
n.
(in Arthurian legend) a country near Cornwall in SW England, supposed to have been submerged by the sea.
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Romance as a genre, of course, originated in the medieval stories of chivalric love and adventure, and sure enough, Oxford is compared to Lyonnesse on the first page of Book I.
According to Arthurian legend, Lyonnesse is a country situated next to Cornwall that has long since sunk beneath the sea.
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