Percival

[pur-suh-vuh l]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. a male given name: from Old French words meaning “pierce” and “valley.”
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Historical Examples of percival

  • "Looks as if there were something doing there," said Percival, as they drove off the wharf.

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  • "I've just finished," said Percival, glancing down the last sheet.

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  • Half a dozen of Percival's friends sat at the table with them from time to time.

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  • On the contrary, indeed, he appeared to joy immensely in Percival's way of life.

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  • "But I tell you she isn't right," insisted Percival, warmly.

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British Dictionary definitions for percival

Percival

Perceval

noun
  1. (in Arthurian legend) a knight in King Arthur's courtGerman equivalent: Parzival
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