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Gender Feminine
Other Forms FormsLyones, Lyonesse

Meaning & History

Appears in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur', belonging to the daughter of Earl Sanam. Lyonors had an affair with Arthur and bore him a son, Borre. Alfred Lord Tennyson used the name in his poem 'Gareth and Lynette' (1872) for the sister of Lynette, a character usually called Lyonesse in medieval versions of the story.
Added 7/12/2010 by anonymous
Edited 5/7/2024 by onomabot, SeaHorse15 and veraicon44

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