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Origin of the name GUENLOIE.
Etymology of the name GUENLOIE.
Meaning of the baby name GUENLOIE.


GUENLOIE.  Arthurian.  It is probably an old French feminine form of Guingalois (q.v.), meaning "she who is fair."  Her English name is Winlogee, which see.

... Ider is in search of somebody to give him arms and dub him knight.  He falls in with a king named Ivenant, who is ready to meet his wishes under one condition:"Go to my castle and wait for me in the hall.  My wife will offer you her love, though in fact she cares for me alone.  She is irresistible; but if you can withstand her wiles, my arms and armor shall be yours.  If you yield, your head is to be shorn like a fool's (en crois)."  Ider accepts the bargain, confident that his love for his own amie, Guenloie, will protect him from the lady's blandishments... (A Study of Gawain and the Green Knight, Kittredge, 1916)


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