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Origin of Holy Grail
First recorded in 1580–90
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British Dictionary definitions for holy grail
- Also called: Grail, Sangraal (in medieval legend) the bowl used by Jesus at the Last Supper. It was allegedly brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, where it became the quest of many knights
- (in modern spirituality) a symbol of the spiritual wholeness that leads a person to union with the divine
informal any desired ambition or goalthe Holy Grail of infrared astronomy
Word Origin for Holy Grail
C14 grail from Old French graal, from Medieval Latin gradālis bowl, of unknown origin
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