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


IGRAINE.  Arthurian.  The mother of king Arthur; the wife of Uther Pendragon.  It is a form of Welsh Eigyr (q.v.), meaning "the virgin."  Other forms include Eigr, Igerne, Ygerne, and Ygraine.

... In Book I of Morte d'Arthur, Uther Pendragon, King of England, sends for the Duke of Cornwall, whose wife, Igraine, he loves.  He assumes the duke's shape, and visits Igraine.  The duke is killed in battle against the king, when he marries Igraine.  Arthur is the fruit of their marriage.  The child after its birth is reared by Sir Ector and his wife.  Two years after Arthur's birth King Uther dies.  Merlin, through his magic power, makes the dead Uther speak, commanding that Arthur his son may succeed to the throne... (A Dictionary of Medieval Romance and Romance Writers, Spence, 1913)


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