Definition of Gawain

1. Noun. (Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round Table.

Exact synonyms: Sir Gawain
Category relationships: Arthurian Legend
Generic synonyms: Character, Fictional Character, Fictitious Character

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gawain

Gautama Buddha
Gautama Siddhartha
Gavard's muscle
Gavialis gangeticus
Gawain (current term)
Gay's glands
Gay-Lussac's equation
Gay-Lussac's law
Gay Games

Literary usage of Gawain

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward (1920)
"[Gawain DOUGLAS (born 1474-75) was a younger son of the famous Earl of Angus, ... Gawain DOUGLAS attempted the poet's art amidst the clash of arms ; he was ..."

2. Publications by Parker Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"By JESSIE L. WESTON. "Grimm Library," No. 7. D. Nutt, 1897. Miss WESTON'S book is a clear and interesting account of the part taken by Gawain in some ..."

3. A Guide to the Middle English Metrical Romances Dealing with English and by Anna Hunt Billings (1901)
"Each man present is ready to do the deed, but Gawain says to the king: 'Remember I ... 1 In French romance Gawain, the model of chivalric perfection, has, ..."

4. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"Gawain spurred the mule and made a rush for the gate as it came round ; the mule ... Gawain rode through the castle but found no one, till at last a dwarf ..."

5. The Legend of Sir Lancelot Du Lac: Studies Upon Its Origin, Development, and by Jessie Laidlay Weston (1901)
"The marvellous features which the Galahad- Lancelot Queste emphasises have clearly been borrowed from the Gawain romances, and are therefore to be ..."

6. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers by Thomas Humphry Ward (1912)
"Gawain DOUGLAS attempted the poet's art amidst the clash of arms ... Gawain Douglas, noble by birth and ambitious of nature, ceased to court poetry, ..."

7. Age of Chivalry; Or, King Arthur and His Knights by Thomas Bulfinch (1900)
"IT befell that, as Gawain went forth one day with King Arthur, he perceived him to be very sad ... And Gawain was much grieved to see Arthur in this state, ..."

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