sangrail

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French Saint Graal.

Noun[edit]

sangrail (uncountable)

  1. The Holy Grail.
    • 1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “Capitulum XIV”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book XI, [London: William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur, London: Published by David Nutt, in the Strand, 1889, OCLC 890162034, page 102:
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      This will not avail, said Sir Percivale. And then he kneeled down and made his prayer devoutly unto Almighty Jesu, for he was one of the best knights of the world that at that time was, []. Right so there came by the holy vessel of the Sangreal with all manner of sweetness and savour; but they could not readily see who that bare that vessel, [].
      1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter viiij, in Le Morte Darthur, book XI:
      this wille not auayle said sire Percyuale / And thenne he kneled doune and made his prayer deuoutely vnto al myghty Ihesu / for he was one of the best knyghtes of the world that at that tyme was / [] ¶ Ryght soo there came by / the holy vessel of the Sancgreal with alle maner of swetnes and sauour / but they coude not redyly see who that bare that vessel

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