Elaine


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E·laine

 (ĭ-lān′)
n.
1. In Arthurian legend, a woman who died of unrequited love of Lancelot.
2. In Arthurian legend, the mother of Galahad by Lancelot.

E•laine

(ɪˈleɪn)

n.
any of several women in Arthurian romance, as the mother by Lancelot of Sir Galahad.
References in classic literature ?
Ruby ought to be Elaine because she is so fair and has such lovely long golden hair-- Elaine had `all her bright hair streaming down,' you know.
They had often gone down like this and nothing could be more convenient for playing Elaine.
Well, I'll be Elaine," said Anne, yielding reluctantly, for, although she would have been delighted to play the principal character, yet her artistic sense demanded fitness for it and this, she felt, her limitations made impossible.
It's silly for Elaine to be talking when she's dead.
In a very few moments it was necessary for Elaine to scramble to her feet, pick up her cloth of gold coverlet and pall of blackest samite and gaze blankly at a big crack in the bottom of her barge through which the water was literally pouring.
The princess Nerovens de Morganore was missing, and two of her ladies in waiting: namely, Miss Angela Bohun, and the Demoiselle Elaine Courtemains, the former of these two being a young black sow with a white star in her forehead, and the latter a brown one with thin legs and a slight limp in the forward shank on the starboard side -- a couple of the tryingest blis- ters to drive that I ever saw.
They were leaning on the bridge of the old pond, drinking deep of the enchantment of the dusk, just at the spot where Anne had climbed from her sinking Dory on the day Elaine floated down to Camelot.
They were married two months later, and my father sent my sister Elaine to Camelot to ask for a knight to protect us against a wild unicorn.
Elaine Gunn McNeill was found on Kippen Street in Glasgow on Wednesday morning after taking ill on her way to work.
The room had been a haven for Terry's sister Elaine until she was killed in a horrific road accident 26 years ago.
Single Elizabeth, 26, had never known a lesbian feeling before she fell in love with her mum's best pal Elaine Phillips.
WHEN gran Elaine Walker logged onto her favourite online bingo site, she had no idea the friend she had been talking to for eight years was actually her longlost sister.