Percival: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pûr'su-vul), [key]
— n.
  1. 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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