Siege Perilous


: a seat at King Arthur's Round Table reserved for the knight destined to achieve the quest of the Holy Grail and fatal to any other occupying it

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Siege Perilous was in the 15th century

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“Siege Perilous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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