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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.


(ˈɡwɪnɪˌvɪə) ,




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


(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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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-
The well-loved stories of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, the Lady of the Lake and the sword Excalibur come to life in this exciting adaptation of the best-selling novel.
After all, this was the woman who breathed potent and pulsating life into Eliza Doolittle ('My Fair Lady') and Queen Guinevere ('Camelot') on Broadway and the West End-and, even more famously, Maria ('The Sound of Music') and the lead characters of 'Mary Poppins' and 'Cinderella' on the big and small screens.
At one point, Joe Pasquale is confronted by chorus girls in jewelled red leotards and pointy Queen Guinevere hats.
Then there's "Camelot," a full-scale touring production on the Hult Center stage, with its lofty lyrics and romantic entanglements against the backdrop of the poignant myth of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere and the heroic Knights of the Round Table.
and there he took queen Guinevere, and said plainly that he would wed her, which was his uncle's wife and his father's wife" (Thomas Malory, The Morte Darthur, 137).
The Boy Friend led to the role of Eliza Doolittle on Broadway, opposite Huyton-born Sir Rex Harrison's Professor Higgins, and in 1960 Lerner and Loewe cast her as Queen Guinevere in Camelot.
It is said to be partially inspired by the 14th century text Morte Arthure and tells a story of Queen Guinevere and Lancelot and the aftermath of the fall of Camelot.
My mother had a maid called Barbara, And she was born under a tragic star, But no one ever saw her shed a tear, For she was crowned with love, as was Queen Guinevere.
This small town in Somerset lies at the heart of Avalon, a legendary island and centuries-old pilgrimage site, supposedly where King Arthur was taken to recover from battle wounds and where he and Queen Guinevere were buried.
Chretien de Troyes' Old French romance La Chevalier de la Charrette is the earliest extant tale to recount the love between Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, and has been central to the Arthurian cycle since it was written.
Palomides and his brother Safir joined Lancelot after the great knight's affair with Queen Guinevere was exposed.