Ex·​cal·​i·​bur ek-ˈska-lə-bər How to pronounce Excalibur (audio)
: the sword of King Arthur

Word History


Middle English Excalaber, from Anglo-French Escalibor, from Medieval Latin Caliburnus

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Excalibur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Excalibur. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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Ex·​cal·​i·​bur ek-ˈskal-ə-bər How to pronounce Excalibur (audio)
: King Arthur's sword

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