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In Arthurian legend, a nephew of King Arthur and one of the Knights of the Round Table.
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(ˈgær ɪθ)

a knight of the Round Table, nephew of King Arthur.
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Their relationship at this stage is similar to that of Sir Gareth (Beaumains) and the insulting damsel Linet, in Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur.
(56) In Malory's Morte D'Arthur (1485), Beaumains, a mysterious young man who spends a year in Arthur's kitchen, is derided for the bawdy clothes that betray his evidently humble status.
the green knight commanded thirty knights privily to watch Beaumains, for to keep him from all treason."
Loomis, 'Malory's Beaumains', PMLA, iv (1939), 659.
By her scoffing at his supposedly low origins, she perpetuated his false identity, that of Beaumains, a kitchen page.(9)