Perceval

noun
Per·​ce·​val | \ ˈpər-sə-vəl How to pronounce Perceval (audio) \

Definition of Perceval

: a knight of King Arthur who wins a sight of the Holy Grail

First Known Use of Perceval

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Perceval

Old French

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“Perceval.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Perceval. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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