\lˈe͡ɪəmən], \lˈeɪəmən], \l_ˈeɪ_ə_m_ə_n]\
Definitions of LAYAMON
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The name of the author of a chronicle of Britain. This chronicle is described as "a poetical semi-Saxon paraphrase", and it is entitled "Brut. "Layamon seems to have modeled his work upon the "Roman de Brut" of Wace, for there are marked resemblances and not many differences between the two. Nothing is known of the personal history of Layamon, but his "Brut" is supposed to have been completed about the beginning of the thirteenth century. See the volume "Noted Books" in the "Library".
By Charles Dudley Warner