(redirected from Hugenot)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


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
References in periodicals archive ?
36) Sedgwick published a total of eight works in Godey's Lady's Book between 1842-45, including her murder mystery novella, Wilton Harvey (in 6 parts), "A Day in a Railroad Car," several sketches, an historical story "A Hugenot Family," and "Fanny McDermott" (about a seduced and abandoned woman who dies in prison).
Katrina Beth Hugenot and the occupants of 674 Wimbledon Court: Suit seeks foreclosure, $110,993.
Toye, Kenning and Spencer can trace its roots back to the Hugenot weavers who fled religious persecution in France.
A 10,541 s/f lease at 145 Hugenot Street by Advent Software, Inc which is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
Raymond fancied having a go at that, so the following Tuesday the vet Buffy Shirley-Bevan and myself went across on the ferry from Portsmouth to Caen and then drove three-quarters of an hour to Haras de Hugenot, where all the horses were based.
When the Ashmolean example was published in 1938, it was hypothesied that it represented Sophie Roubiliac, daughter of the sculptor Louis-Francois Roubiliac and, significantly, goddaughter of his fellow Hugenot emigre Nicholas Sprimont, proprietor of the Chelsea manufactory.
He turned banner-making from an occasional sign-writer's commission into a fully fledged industrial production, patenting his method of painting on India-rubber impregnated silk, using Hugenot silk weavers to weave the support (with or without ornate medieval or Renaissance borders and flourishes), and hiring scene-painters and portraitists for individual design components.
The French Hospital in England and Its Hugenot History and Collections Tessa Murdoch adn Randolph Vigne
According to the company, the new cell site improves network coverage and capacity along Richmond Parkway from Foster Road to Hugenot Avenue and along Ellesworth Avenue from Ramona Avenue to Deisius Street.
On the other hand, there are the Hugenot wars, conflict among Protestants and Eastern Orthodox, and the rise of Enlightenment rationalism.
75) In Peyrehorade, where Catholic and Hugenot communities existed side-by-side, municipal authorities allowed an Iberian Jewish community of conversos to flourish in the 1600s.
173) She reportedly participated in the plot with the dual goals of securing her son's ascension to the French throne and advancing the Catholic cause against the Hugenot "swine [who] must be drowned into their own excrement.