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

  

MORAUNT.  Arthurian.  A giant Irish knight.  Also called Morholt.

    King Mark resided at the castle of Tintadel...  In this court Tristram became distinguished in all the exercises incumbent on a knight; nor was it long before he had an opportunity of practically employing his valor and skill.  Moraunt, a celebrated champion, brother to the queen of Ireland, arrived at the court, to demand tribute of King Mark.  The knights of Cornwall are in ill repute in romance for their cowardice, and they exhibited it on this occasion.  King Mark could find no champion who dared to encounter the Irish knight, till his nephew Tristram, who had not yet received the honors of knighthood, craved to be admitted to the order, offering at the same time to fight the battle of Cornwall against the Irish champion.  King Mark assented with reluctance; Tristram received the accolade, which conferred knighthood upon him, and the place and time were assigned for the encounter.
    Without attempting to give the details of this famous combat, the first and one of the most glorious of Tristram's exploits, we shall only say that the young knight, though severely wounded, cleft the head of Moraunt, leaving a portion of his sword in the wound.  Moraunt, half dead with his wound and the disgrace of his defeat, hastened to hide himself in his ship, sailed away with all speed for Ireland, and died soon after arriving in his own country. (Mythology, Bulfinch, 1913)

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