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See palatine1.

[Obsolete Dutch paltsgrave, from Middle Dutch palsgrēve, palsgrāve : pals, palatine (from Vulgar Latin *palantia, palace, from Latin palātia, pl. of Palātium, imperial palace; see palace) + Middle Dutch grēve, grāve, count; see margrave.]


(Historical Terms) archaic a German count palatine
[C16: from Dutch, from Middle Dutch paltsgrave, from palts estate of a palatine + grave count]
palsgravine fem n


(ˈpɔlz greɪv, ˈpælz-)

a German count palatine.
[1540–50; < early Dutch paltsgrave (now paltsgraaf); c. German Pfalzgraf imperial count. See margrave, palatine1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palsgrave - (Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
noble, nobleman, Lord - a titled peer of the realm
Dark Ages, Middle Ages - the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance


n (Hist) → Pfalzgraf m
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Uma dessas producoes, no ambito do ensino do latim, e a versao bilingue (latim e ingles), feita em 1540 por John Palsgrave, do Acolastus, a celebre comedia do flamengo Wilhelm Ganpheus, composta em 1529.
This applies to most of what we call slacking, a verb at least as old as 1530, when Jehan Palsgrave asked of a task-shirking friend "Whye slacke you your busynesse thus?
Testimonies from contemporary grammarians corroborate this fact: "About everywhere else, finale consonants were silenced at the beginning of the sixteenth century, and one pronounced 'ave,' 'soy,' 'fi,' 'mo' (but 'beaucoup') according to Palsgrave (p.
But, unlike Palsgrave and Dubois, he does not mold French usage to Latin rules.