- Also Perceval, Per·ci·vale. Arthurian Romance. a knight of King Arthur's court who sought the Holy Grail: comparable to Parzival or Parsifal in Teutonic legend.
- a male given name: from Old French words meaning “pierce” and “valley.”
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"Looks as if there were something doing there," said Percival, as they drove off the wharf.
"I've just finished," said Percival, glancing down the last sheet.
On the contrary, indeed, he appeared to joy immensely in Percival's way of life.
"But I tell you she isn't right," insisted Percival, warmly.
Obeying a quick impulse, Percival stepped to the curb as she came opposite to him.
- (in Arthurian legend) a knight in King Arthur's courtGerman equivalent: Parzival