galahad, sir

Galahad

[gal-uh-had]
noun
1.
Sir Arthurian Romance. the noblest and purest knight of the Round Table, son of Lancelot and Elaine: gained the Holy Grail.
2.
a man showing devotion to the highest ideals.
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Galahad (ˈɡæləˌhæd)
 
n
1.  Sir Galahad (in Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round Table, destined to regain the Holy Grail; son of Lancelot and Elaine
2.  a pure or noble man

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Galahad, Sir definition


A young knight in the tales of King Arthur. Galahad's exceptional purity and virtue enabled him to see the Holy Grail in all its splendor, whereas many other knights who sought it could not see it at all.

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