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Lancelot

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It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
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English

Alternative spellings

Launcelot

Etymology

From Old French Lancelot, from Frankish Lanzo, pet name for male names beginning in Land-, and Old French diminutive endings -el and -ot.

Proper noun

Singular
Lancelot

Plural
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Lancelot

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One of the knights of the round table, a lover of Guinevere.
  2. A male given name.

Quotations

  • 1921 P.G.Wodehouse: Indiscretions of Archie. page 162:
    "What's the first name?" - - -
    "I have a horrible feeling that it's Lancelot!"
    "Good God!" said Archie.
    "It couldn't really be that, could it?"
    Archie looked grave. He hated to to give pain, but he felt he must be honest.
    "It might," he said. "People give their children all sorts of rummy names. My second name's Tracy. And I have a pal in England who was christened Cuthbert De la Hay Horace. Fortunately everyone calls him Stinker."

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