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nerval

[ nur-vuhl ]
/ ˈnɜr vəl /
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Origin of nerval

1630–40; <Late Latin nervālis of, belonging to nerves, equivalent to Latin nerv(us) nerve + -ālis-al1

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Nerval
[ ner-val ]
/ nɛrˈval /

noun
Gé·rard de [zhey-rar duh], /ʒeɪˈrar də/, Gérard Labrunie, 1808–55, French writer.
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British Dictionary definitions for nerval

Nerval
/ (French nɛrval) /

noun
Gérard de (ʒerar də), real name Gérard Labrunie. 1808–55, French poet, noted esp for the sonnets of mysticism, myth, and private passion in Les Chimères (1854)
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