Definition of nerval in English:

nerval

Pronunciation /ˈnəːvl/

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or affecting the nerves.

    Now chiefly in English-language texts in publications from non-English-speaking countries.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Davenant (1606–1668), poet, playwright, and theatre manager. Either from French nerval from nerf nerve + -al, or from post-classical Latin nervalis from classical Latin nervus + -ālis.