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Amfortas

noun
  1. (in medieval legend) the leader of the knights of the Holy Grail
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Historical Examples

  • Amfortas waves it to and fro—the knights gaze in ecstatic adoration.

    Parsifal

    H. R. Haweis

  • The talk is of Amfortas, the king, and of his incurable wound.

    Parsifal

    H. R. Haweis

  • It can not wound the guileless and pure one as it wounded the sinful Amfortas.

    Parsifal

    H. R. Haweis

  • Is the Grail, too, then turned into a mocking spirit to the unhappy Amfortas?

    Parsifal

    H. R. Haweis

  • The body of Titurel is borne in, followed by Amfortas on his litter.