Definitions for galahadˈgæl əˌhæd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Gal•a•hadˈgæl əˌhæd(n.)

  1. Sir, the noblest and purest knight of the Round Table, son of Lancelot and Elaine: gained the Holy Grail.

    Category: Literature

  2. a man showing devotion to the highest ideals.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Galahad, Sir Galahad(noun)

    (Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round Table; was able to see the Holy Grail

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  1. Galahad

    Sir Galahad, in Arthurian legend, is a knight of King Arthur's Round Table and one of the three achievers of the Holy Grail. He is the illegitimate son of Lancelot and Elaine of Corbenic, and is renowned for his gallantry and purity. Emerging quite late in the medieval Arthurian tradition, he is perhaps the knightly embodiment of Jesus in the Arthurian legends. Sir Galahad first appears in the Lancelot–Grail cycle, and his story is taken up in later works such as the Post-Vulgate Cycle and Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur.

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