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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
legend, fable - a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
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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." (30) The unspoken codicil to this statement--modern writers do not--would seem also to indicate Tennyson's consciousness of the difficulties inherent in representing an archaic, supernaturally inspired tale to an aporetic contemporary audience.
"I work very hard and I put a lot of time and energy on these and they are the smallest of my works."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.