: any of several women in Arthurian legend
especially : one who dies for unrequited love of Lancelot

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Elaine was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Elaine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elaine. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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