[ek-skal-uh-ber] /ɛkˈskæl ə bər/
noun, Arthurian Romance.
the magic sword of King Arthur.
(in Arthurian legend) the magic sword of King Arthur
King Arthur’s sword, c.1300, from Old French Escalibor, corruption of Caliburn, in Geoffrey of Monmouth (c.1140) Caliburnus, apparently from Welsh Caledvwlch probably a variant of the legendary Irish sword name Caladbolg which may be literally “hard-belly,” i.e. “voracious.” For first element, see callus; for second, see belly (n.).
The sword of King Arthur. In one version of the legends of Arthur, he proved his right to rule by pulling Excalibur out of a stone. In another version, he received Excalibur from a maiden, the Lady of the Lake, to whom he returned it at the end of his life.
[eks-kahr-dn-ey-shuh n] /ɛksˌkɑr dnˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the transfer of a cleric from the jurisdiction of one bishop to that of another.
[eks kuh-thee-druh, kath-i-druh] /ˈɛks kəˈθi drə, ˈkæθ ɪ drə/ adjective, adverb 1. from the seat of authority; with authority: used especially of those pronouncements of the pope that are considered infallible. /ɛks kəˈθiːdrə/ adjective, adverb 1. with authority 2. (RC Church) (of doctrines of faith or morals) defined by the pope as infallibly true, to […]
[eks-kaw-deyt] /ɛksˈkɔ deɪt/ adjective, Zoology. 1. tailless; lacking a tail or taillike process. /ɛksˈkɔːdeɪt/ adjective 1. (zoology) having no tail or tail-like process; tailless
[eks-kuh-veyt] /ˈɛks kəˌveɪt/ verb (used with object), excavated, excavating. 1. to make hollow by removing the inner part; make a hole or cavity in; form into a hollow, as by digging: The ground was excavated for a foundation. 2. to make (a hole, tunnel, etc.) by removing material. 3. to dig or scoop out (earth, […]