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

  

YGERNE.  Arthurian.  The mother of king Arthur.  It is a form of Welsh Eigyr (q.v.), meaning "the virgin."  Also see Igerne, Igraine, and Ygraine.

Ygerne, wife of Gorlois lord of Tintagel Castle, in Cornwall.  King Uther tried to seduce her, but Ygerne resented the insult; whereupon Uther and Gorlois fought, and the latter was slain.  Uther then besieged Tintagel Castle, took it, and compelled Ygerne to become his wife.  Nine months afterwards, Uther died, and on the same day was Arthur born. (Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Brewer, v.8, 1902)

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