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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Historical Examples of percival
"Looks as if there were something doing there," said Percival, as they drove off the wharf.
"Here's a fine letter to read on a hot day," called Percival.
"I've just finished," said Percival, glancing down the last sheet.
"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.
British Dictionary definitions for percival
(in Arthurian legend) a knight in King Arthur's courtGerman equivalent: Parzival
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