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1. (usu. cap.) a cup or chalice that in medieval legend was associated with unusual powers and was much sought after by knights: identified with the cup used at the Last Supper and given to Joseph of Arimathea.
2. (sometimes cap.) any greatly desired and sought-after objective.
Also called Holy Grail.
[1300–50; < Anglo-French grahel, Old French gräel, grel < Medieval Latin gradālis platter, of uncertain orig.]
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Noun1.Sangraal - (legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last SupperSangraal - (legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper
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In an 1859 letter, the poet had expressed his doubts as to "whether such a subject could be handled in these days, without incurring a charge of irreverence," adding, "the old writers believed in the Sangraal.
The Mary Magdalen portraits Returning the Grail, Sangraal and The Desert Shall Bloom came to existence after Webber read a non-fiction work by Margaret Starbird entitled The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalen and the Holy Grail.