Origin of the name CALIBURN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name CALIBURN.
CALIBURN. In Arthurian
legend, another name for Excalibur, king Arthur's sword. Apparently
from the same as the vocabulary word calibre/caliber, the
bore of a gun, size of a bore. Etym. unknown. (A Concise
Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, Skeat, 1924)
sword, made in the island of Avallon, is mentioned by Geoffrey of
Monmouth. "Then girdling on his Caliburn, which was an
excellent sword made in the Isle of Avallon, he graced his right hand
with his lance, named Ron, which was hard, broad, and fit for slaughter,
Arthur rushed into the hordes of the enemy...
"Arthur, provoked to see the little advantage he
had yet gained and that victory still continued in suspense, drew out
his Caliburn, and calling upon the name of the blessed Virgin rushed
forward with great fury into the thickest of the enemy's ranks...
neither did he give over the fury of the assault until he had, with his
Caliburn alone, killed four hundred and seventy men."... Holy
Grail, Tennyson, 1901)