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Gawain (Legendary character)

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Personal name headingGawain (Legendary character)
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Variant(s)Gawain, Sir (Legendary character)
Gwalchmei (Legendary character)
Gualguanus (Legendary character)
Gauvain (Legendary character)
Walwein (Legendary character)
Gwalchmei ap Gwyar (Legendary character)
Walwen (Legendary character)
Waluanus (Legendary character)
Gawaine (Legendary character)
Gwalchmai (Legendary character)
Walewein (Legendary character)
Gawayne (Legendary character)
Walgan (Legendary character)
Гауейн (Legendary character)
Gaueĭn (Legendary character)
Гауин, Сър (Legendary character)
Gauin, Sŭr (Legendary character)
Гауейн, Сър (Legendary character)
Gaueĭn, Sŭr (Legendary character)
Gwalchmai ap Gwyar (Legendary character)
Gawan (Legendary character)
Gawain, von Orkney (Legendary character)
Gwalchmei fab Gwyar (Legendary character)
Gawein (Legendary character)
Γκάγουεν (Legendary character)
Gkagouen (Legendary character)
Galván (Legendary character)
Galvano (Legendary character)
ガウェイン (Legendary character)
Galvão (Legendary character)
Гавейн (Legendary character)
Gaveĭn (Legendary character)
Гавейн, Оркнейский, Сэр (Legendary character)
Gaveĭn, Orkneĭskiĭ, Sėr (Legendary character)
Ґавейн (Legendary character)
Ґавейн, Оркнейський, Сер (Legendary character)
Gaveĭn, Orkneĭsʹkyĭ, Ser (Legendary character)
高文 (Legendary character)
Gaowen (Legendary character)
Gawene (Legendary character)
Gawene, Syre (Legendary character)
Gawayne, Syr (Legendary character)
Walgainus (Legendary character)
Galvaginus (Legendary character)
Gawan, Sir (Legendary character)
Associated countryGreat Britain
Associated placeOrkney (Scotland)
Profession or occupationKnights
Knights (landholders)
Special noteNon-Latin script references not evaluated.
Found inSir Gawain and the Green Knight, 2007.
The knightly tales of Sir Gawain, c1976.
Two Old French Gauvain romances, 1972.
Birtwistle, Harrison. Gawain, 1996, p1994.
Birtwistle, Harrison. Gawain's journey, c1991.
Wikipedia, September 24, 2014 (Gawain (also called Gwalchmei, Gualguanus, Gauvain, Walwein, etc.) is King Arthur's nephew and a Knight of the Round Table in the Arthurian legend. Under the name Gwalchmei, he appears very early in the legend's development, being mentioned in some of the earliest Welsh Arthurian sources; Gawain is known by different names and variants in different languages. The character corresponds to the Welsh Gwalchmei ap Gwyar, and is known in Latin as Walwen, Gualguanus, Waluanus, etc.; in French as Gauvain; and in English as Gawain. The later forms are generally assumed to derive from the Welsh Gwalchmei) Bulgarian page (Гауейн = Gaueĭn; Сър Гауин = Sŭr Gauin; Сър Гауейн = Sŭr Gaueĭn) Welsh page (Gwalchmai ap Gwyar; Gwalchmei) Danish page (Gawan) German page (Gawain; Gawain von Orkney, Gwalchmei fab Gwyar, Gawan or Gawein) Greek page (Γκάγουεν = Gkagouen) Spanish page (Gawain) French page (Gauvain) Galician page (Gauvain or Galván) Italian page (Gawain; Galvano) Dutch page (Walewein) Japanese page (ガウェイン = Gawein) Norwegian page (Gawan) Portuguese page (Gauvain or Gawain, in Portuguese Galvão) Russian page (Гавейн = Gaveĭn; Сэр Гавейн Оркнейский = Sėr Gaveĭn Orkneĭskiĭ) Ukrainian page (Ґавейн = Gaveĭn; Сер Ґавейн Оркнейський = Ser Gaveĭn Orkneĭsʹkyĭ) Chinese page (高文 = Gaowen)
The Camelot Project website, September 24, 2014 (Gawain. Name Variants: Gawaine, Gauvain, Gwalchmai, Walewein, Gawayne, Walgan. Gawain, usually the son of King Lot of Orkney and Arthur's sister Morgause, is one of the most pervasive figures of the Arthurian tradition. He appears in nearly all of the major Arthurian stories, medieval and modern, and plays a central role in many. There are, in fact, more medieval romances devoted to Gawain's exploits than to those of any other of Arthur's knights)
Merriam-Webster online, September 24, 2014 (Gawain: a knight of the Round Table and nephew of King Arthur)
TheFreeDictionary website, September 24, 2014 (Sir Gawain - (Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round Table; Gawain - In Arthurian legend, a nephew of King Arthur and a Knight of the Round Table)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, via Sparknotes website, September 24, 2014: character list (Sir Gawain - The story's protagonist, Arthur's nephew and one of his most loyal knights)
Syre Gawene and the Carle of Carelyle, 1947.
Syr Gawayne, 1971.
Encyclopædia Britannica online, September 24, 2014 (Gawain, hero of Arthurian legend and romance. A nephew and loyal supporter of King Arthur, Gawain appeared in the earliest Arthurian literature as a model of knightly perfection, against whom all other knights were measured. In the 12th-century Historia regum Britanniae, by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Gawain (or Walgainus) was Arthur's ambassador to Rome; his name (spelled "Galvaginus") is carved against one of the figures on the 12th-century archivolt of Modena cathedral in Italy. ... In early Welsh literature, including the Mabinogion and a Welsh translation of Geoffrey's Historia, Gawain appears as Gwalchmei.)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, 1991: page 10 (Gawan) page 11 (Gawain) page 24 (Sir Gawan) page 25 (Sir Gawain)
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