grail
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Usage note
This word is often capitalized in the sense shown in 1).
grail(
greyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (literature)
a. el Santo Grial
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are many legends surrounding the Grail.Existen numerosas leyendas en torno del Santo Grial.
b. el Grial
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The king sent the knights in search of the Grail.El rey envió a los caballeros a buscar el Grial.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(object of difficult quest)
a. el santo grial
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Visiting Island is the grail of every geologist.Visitar Islandia es el santo grial de todo geólogo.
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Grail [ɡreɪl]
noun
the (Holy) Grail el (Santo) Grial
The discovery is being hailed as the Holy Grail of astronomy, with scientists claiming it has solved one of space's most troubling enigmas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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