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 (gwĭn′ə-vîr′) also Guen·e·vere (gwĕn′-)
The wife of King Arthur and lover of Lancelot according to Arthurian legend.
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(ˈɡwɪnɪˌvɪə) ,




(European Myth & Legend) (in Arthurian legend) the wife of King Arthur and paramour of Lancelot
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(ˈgwɪn əˌvɪər)

the wife of King Arthur and mistress of Lancelot.
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Noun1.Guinevere - (Arthurian legend) wife of King ArthurGuinevere - (Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur; in some versions of the legend she became Lancelot's lover and that led to the end of the Knights of the Round Table
Arthurian legend - the legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot
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They had analyzed and parsed it and torn it to pieces in general until it was a wonder there was any meaning at all left in it for them, but at least the fair lily maid and Lancelot and Guinevere and King Arthur had become very real people to them, and Anne was devoured by secret regret that she had not been born in Camelot.
"Ruby, you must be King Arthur and Jane will be Guinevere and Diana must be Lancelot.
Diana and Jane and Ruby only waited long enough to see it caught in the current and headed for the bridge before scampering up through the woods, across the road, and down to the lower headland where, as Lancelot and Guinevere and the King, they were to be in readiness to receive the lily maid.
Of other modern poets I have read some things of William Morris, like the "Life and Death of Jason," the "Story of Gudrun," and the "Trial of Guinevere," with a pleasure little less than passionate, and I have equally liked certain pieces of Dante Rossetti.
He is coming to enter his new sloop, the Guinevere, in next summer's International Cup Race; and also to have a little canvasback shooting at Trevenna." Mr.
Well, then, in the time of this good king that famous order of chivalry of the Knights of the Round Table was instituted, and the amour of Don Lancelot of the Lake with the Queen Guinevere occurred, precisely as is there related, the go-between and confidante therein being the highly honourable dame Quintanona, whence came that ballad so well known and widely spread in our Spain-
In similar circumstances King Arthur would have grovelled before Guinevere.
His first volume of verse, 'The Defence of Guinevere and Other Poems,' put forth in 1858, shows the influence of Rossetti and Pre-Raphaelitism, but it mainly gives vivid presentation to the spirit of fourteenth-century French chivalry.
Prose romances of the 13th century began to explore two major themes: the winning of the Grail and the love story of Lancelot and Guinevere. An early prose romance centering on Lancelot seems to have become the kernel of the Prose Lancelot, a section of the cyclic work known as the Vulgate cycle (c.
The poignant dialogue between Lancelot and Guinevere, for example, recreates the timeless situation of distressed lovers who see that separation is inevitable.
It describes the havoc and destruction that follows Lancelot's love affair with Guinevere and the king's discovery of the double infidelity.
His wife was Guinevere, his most valiant knight Launcelot.