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 (gə-wān′, gä′wān′, gou′ən, gä′wən)
In Arthurian legend, a nephew of King Arthur and a Knight of the Round Table.


(ˈgɑ wɪn, ˈgɔ-, gəˈweɪn)

a knight of the Round Table who was a nephew of King Arthur.
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Noun1.Gawain - (Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round TableGawain - (Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round Table
Arthurian legend - the legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot
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Then he sang an ancient ballad of the time of good King Arthur, called "The Marriage of Sir Gawaine," which you may some time read yourself, in stout English of early times; and as he sang, all listened to that noble tale of noble knight and his sacrifice to his king.
16) This feature can be found even as late as Malory; see book 20, chapter 21: "Then had sir Gawaine such a grace and gift that an holy man had given him, that every day in the year, from underne till high noon, his might increased those three hours as much as thrice his strength, and that caused sir Gawaine to win great honour" (Malory 778).
There is more porcelain at Sotheby's London on I May in the sale of the collection of Sir Gawaine and Lady Baillie.
THE mediaeval tale of Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight will be retold at a special event at Kenilworth Castle.
there shall never man handle this sword but the best knight of the world, and that shall be Sir Launcelot or else Galahad his son, and Launcelot with this sword shall slay the man that in the world he loved best, that shall be Sir Gawaine.
When I approached Paget's nephew, Sir Gawaine George Hope Baillie, busy in Leeds Castle amassing one of the world's largest stamp collections, he told me that he had met his aunt only twice, and gave the impression that twice was sufficient.
The next sale of the stamp collection formed by British Baronet Sir Gawaine Baillie, takes place next week and is expected to make pounds 20 million.
At an interim stage of the development this became the letter yogh (pronounced as y) which looked a cross between a y and a z (see the mediaeval poem Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight for exemplification).