Parzival

or Par·zi·fal

[ pahr-tsi-fahl ]
/ ˈpɑr tsɪˌfɑl /
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noun Teutonic Legend.


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Parzival

/ (German ˈpartsifal) /

noun

a variant of Parsifal
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Word Origin and History for parzival

Parzival

also Parsifal, hero of medieval legends, from Old French Perceval, literally "he who breaks through the valley," from percer "to pierce, break through" (see pierce) + val "valley" (see vale).

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