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Meaning & History

From the Welsh name Bedwyr, which is of unknown meaning. In Arthurian legends Bedivere was one of the original companions of King Arthur. He first appears in early Welsh tales, and his story was later expanded by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the 12th century. He is the one who throws the sword Excalibur into the lake at the request of the dying Arthur.
VariantsBedwyr Welsh Mythology Bedwyr Arthurian Romance
Other Languages & CulturesBedwyr Welsh


Arthurian legend, knights of the Round Table, literature, uncertain etymology
Entry updated September 1, 2013   Contribute