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Amfortas

/æmˈfɔːtəs/
noun
1.
(in medieval legend) the leader of the knights of the Holy Grail
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  • The talk is of amfortas, the king, and of his incurable wound.

    Parsifal

    H. R. Haweis
  • amfortas waves it to and fro—the knights gaze in ecstatic adoration.

    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.

  • With it he touches amfortas's side, and the wound is healed.

  • "No, uncover it not," cries amfortas, in a passion of despair.

  • Growing old, he has delegated his headship to his son amfortas.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • amfortas, in his craving for the release of death, has ceased to uncover the Grail.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
  • The outcry comes and goes, not only with the suffering of amfortas, the despair of Kundry.

    Plays, Acting and Music Arthur Symons

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