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  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

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Old French Perceval, name of a knight in a twelfth century Arthurian romance by the French poet Chrétien de Troyes. Shaped like Old French perce ("pierce") + val ("valley"), but probably representing some Gaulish or Welsh name. Cognate with German Parsifal.

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