[ greyl ]
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  1. Sometimes Grail . any greatly desired and sought-after objective; ultimate ideal or reward: The protagonist’s grail is a championship title, which he failed to win earlier in life.

  2. Often Grail . Holy Grail (def. 1): Weeks pass, and none of the knights return; King Arthur himself must quest for the Grail, the last hope of salvation for his dying reign.

Origin of grail

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English graiel, graile, etc., from Anglo-French grahel, grayel, Old French gräel, grel, from Medieval Latin gradālis “platter,” of uncertain origin

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/ (ɡreɪl) /


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