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PronouncedPron.pe-RE-dir Welsh
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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.

Categories

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