Origin of the name GAHARIET.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name GAHARIET.
legend name of a knight, brother to Gawain,
and Gareth. Rhys
states that this name can be traced back to Galiauet, which he
believes to be a form of Welsh Gwalchaved
(q.v.), meaning "hawk of summer."
... Gawain, singling out a chief
named Choas, of gigantic size, began the battle by splitting him from the
crown of the head to the breast. Galachin encountered King Sanagran,
who was also very huge, and cut off his head. Agrivain and Gahariet
also performed prodigies of valor. Thus they kept the great army of
assailants at bay,... (Mythology, Bulfinch, 1913)
As to the name
Gahariet, we may remark that the Huth Merlin gives Gauvain
two brothers, called respectively Gahariès and Guerrehès, and they
in Malory as Gareth and Gaherys. In point of fact,
however, they seem to be variants of a single name best represented by Gaharies
in the nominative and Gahariet in the other cases. Now Gahariet
admits of being traced back through easy stages of misreading or
miscopying to Galiauet, (which must be a form of Gwalchavet or Gwalchaved),
namely, by reading li into h, a mistake very easily
committed in the manuscripts... (Studies in the Arthurian Legend,