Oberon

noun
Ober·​on | \ ˈō-bə-ˌrän How to pronounce Oberon (audio) , -rən\

Definition of Oberon

: the king of the fairies in medieval folklore

First Known Use of Oberon

circa 1533, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Oberon

Middle French, from Old French Auberon

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The first known use of Oberon was circa 1533

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