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A French Protestant of the 16th to 18th centuries.

[French, from Old French huguenot, member of a Swiss political movement, alteration (influenced by Bezanson Hugues (c. 1491-1532?), Swiss political leader) of dialectal eyguenot, from German dialectal Eidgenosse, confederate, from Middle High German eitgenōz : eit, oath (from Old High German eid) + genōz, companion (from Old High German ginōz).]

Hu′gue·not′ic adj.
Hu′gue·not′ism n.


(ˈhjuːɡəˌnəʊ; -ˌnɒt)
(Historical Terms) a French Calvinist, esp of the 16th or 17th centuries
(Protestantism) designating the French Protestant Church
[C16: from French, from Genevan dialect eyguenot one who opposed annexation by Savoy, ultimately from Swiss German Eidgenoss confederate; influenced by Hugues, surname of 16th-century Genevan burgomaster]
ˌHugueˈnotic adj
ˈHugueˌnotism n


(ˈhyu gəˌnɒt or, often, ˈyu-)

a member of the Reformed or Calvinistic communion of France in the 16th and 17th centuries; French Protestant.
[1555–65; < French, perhaps b. Hugues (name of a political leader in Geneva) and eidgenot, back formation from eidgenots, Swiss variant of German Eidgenoss confederate, literally, oath comrade]
Hu`gue•not′ic, adj.
Hu′gue•not•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Huguenot - a French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuriesHuguenot - a French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuries
Calvinist, Genevan - an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin


A. ADJhugonote
B. Nhugonote/a m/f


nHugenotte m, → Hugenottin f
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