Usage Arthurian Romance
Other Forms FormsOrguellous, Orilus, Orgueillox
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Contributor Contrib.SeaHorse15 on 9/2/2011
Means “orgulous, proud” from Anglo-French orguillus, from orguil "pride." This was the name of several characters from Arthurian legends, including Orguelleus of the Heath (a.k.a. Orilus of Lalander), Orguelleus of the Narrow Passage (lover of ORGUELLEUSE who was defeated by Sir GAWAIN), and Orguelleus the Fairy (enemy of Gawain, a knight who possessed magical powers).