Usage Welsh Mythology
Pronounced Pron. EZ-mə-ray
Other Forms FormsEsmeree
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Contributor Contrib.Piccadilly on 2/26/2010
Perhaps derived from Old French esmer "to like, love, respect". It was the name of a character in the Old French verse 'Le Bel Inconnu' (1185–90) by Renaut de Bâgé. In the Arthurian romance, Blonde Esmeree, Queen of Wales was turned into a serpent by the wizard Mabon and his brother Evrain, and saved by Gawain's son Guinglain, also known as the Fair Unknown.