Lady of the Lake
Date: 15th century Vivian

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lady of the Lake — n. Arthurian Legend an enchantress who gives Arthur his sword, Excalibur: sometimes identified with VIVIAN * * * a character in stories about King Arthur, who gives Arthur the sword Excalibur by holding it above the surface of the lake in which… …   Universalium

  • Lady of the Lake — Lady of the Lake, the a mysterious woman in old stories about King Arthur. When Arthur is dying, his sword, Excalibur, is thrown into a lake, and the Lady of the Lake s hand appears from under the water and catches it. She is also one of the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Lady of the Lake — n. Arthurian Legend an enchantress who gives Arthur his sword, Excalibur: sometimes identified with VIVIAN …   English World dictionary

  • Lady of the Lake — Lady of the Lake, = Vivian. (Cf. ↑Vivian) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lady of the Lake — For other uses, see Lady of the Lake (disambiguation). The Lady of the Lake taking the infant Lancelot. From Tennyson s Idylls of the King. The Lady of the Lake is the name of several related characters who play parts in the Arthurian legend.… …   Wikipedia

  • LADY OF THE LAKE —    the name given to Vivien, the mistress of Merlin, who dwelt in an imaginary lake, surrounded by a court of knights and damsels; also to Helen Douglas, a heroine of Scott s, who lived with her father near Loch Katrine …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Lady of the Lake — Nimuл The lady who, in numerous Arthurian romances, is often attached to Merlin in various ways, and who in gives Excalibur to King Arthur, and in some stories, receives it back from him before his death …   Medieval glossary

  • Lady of the Lake — noun → Vivian …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lady of the Lake (disambiguation) — The Lady of the Lake is the name of several related characters in the Arthurian legend.Lady of the Lake can also refer to:*USS Lady of the Lake (1813), a United States Navy schooner that participated in the War of 1812 * The Lady of the Lake… …   Wikipedia

  • The Lady of the Lake (poem) — The Lady of the Lake is a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1810. Set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day.cite web url =… …   Wikipedia

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