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PronouncedPron.pe-RE-dir Welsh

Meaning & History

Possibly means "hard spears" in Welsh. This was the name of several figures from Welsh mythology. It was later used by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth in his Arthurian tales. The character of Percival was probably based on him.


Arthurian legend, literature, mythology, uncertain etymology, weapons
Entry updated July 2, 2017