Morgan le Fay


Mor·​gan le Fay ˈmȯr-gən-lə-ˈfā How to pronounce Morgan le Fay (audio)
: a sorceress and sister of King Arthur

Examples of Morgan le Fay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This phenomenon got its name because superior mirages that were often seen in the cold waters of the Strait of Messina between Sicily and Southern Italy (Fata Morgana is Italian for Morgan le Fay) looked like rocky or icy cliffs and floating castles or towers conjured by the sorceress. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 24 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, Pearcy’s beautiful projections conjure everything from a medieval castle to creeping vines in a spooky forest inhabited by the fairy enchantress Morgan le Fay. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, 7 June 2023 The two met on the set of 1981 Arthurian fantasy Excalibur, in which Mirren played Morgan le Fay and Neeson, Sir Gawain. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 22 Nov. 2022 But in one of a few key deviations from the original text, Gawain is also the son of the enchantress Morgan le Fay (Sarita Choudhury), whose determination to secure his future sets the story in motion. Los Angeles Times, 29 July 2021 Homeland's Sarita Choudhury appears as Gawain's watchful mother Morgan le Fay, a sort of quiet sorceress, and Joel Edgerton as a pensive, possibly malevolent lord, with Dunkirk's great Barry Keoghan dropping by for one memorable scene as a scheming trickster in rags. Leah Greenblatt,, 28 July 2021 So, for that matter, is Gawain’s mother (Sarita Choudhury), who in this take on the legend is understood to be Morgan le Fay. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 27 July 2021 Chthon is one of those scary Lovecraftian creatures who had been imprisoned by Morgan le Fay during the time of King Arthur in Wundagore Mountain. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 23 Jan. 2021 Alice teaches Frank about legends associated with English history that promote her own feminist principles, starting with Morgan le Fay and paganism. Armond White, National Review, 12 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History


Old French Morgain la fee Morgan the fairy

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Morgan le Fay was in the 15th century

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“Morgan le Fay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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