Ganelon

noun

Ga·​ne·​lon ˌga-nə-ˈlōⁿ How to pronounce Ganelon (audio)
: the traitor in the Charlemagne romances who is responsible for the death of Roland

Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

circa 1533, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ganelon was circa 1533

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“Ganelon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ganelon. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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