- grahame, kenneth,
- graian alps,
- grail, holy,
- grain alcohol,
- grain coast,
- grain elevator
Origin of grail
Examples from the Web for grail
The grail in this story is the guitar that Gus kept on top of his piano, too high for Keith to reach.Exile on Sesame Street: Keith Richards Writes a Kids’ Book|Malcolm Jones|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In picking Paul Ryan, Romney, as the Grail Knight said to Indiana Jones in The Last Crusade, "chose wisely."
I have indeed held it 'sacred as the Grail,' and now I return it to you as stainless as when you gave it.A Speckled Bird|Augusta J. Evans Wilson
Now all this is verity, hence we call this the Story of the Grail, and it shall be henceforth known as the Grail.
Brons, thy father, dwells in these isles of Ireland, and with him is the Grail.
And so the Grail warders are waiting, waiting for the coming of the "guileless fool."The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
After which time he follows a hermit into the wilderness, accompanied by Grail, lance, and holy dish.
c.1300, "the Holy Grail," from Old French graal "Holy Grail, cup," earlier "large shallow dish," from Medieval Latin gradalis "a flat dish or shallow vessel," perhaps ultimately from Latin crater "bowl," from Greek krater "bowl, especially for mixing wine with water."
Holy Grail is anglicized from Middle English Sangreal (Saint graal), grafted awkwardly onto the Celtic Arthurian legends 12c. by Church scribes probably in place of some pagan otherworldly object. It was said to be the cup into which Joseph of Arimathea received the last drops of blood of Christ (according to the writers who picked up the thread of Chrétien de Troyes' "Perceval") or the dish from which Christ ate the Last Supper (Robert de Boron), and ultimately was identified as both (e.g. "þe dische wiþ þe blode," 14c.).