Huguenot


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Hu·gue·not

 (hyo͞o′gə-nŏt′)
n.
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.

Huguenot

(ˈhjuːɡəˌnəʊ; -ˌnɒt)
n
(Historical Terms) a French Calvinist, esp of the 16th or 17th centuries
adj
(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

Hu•gue•not

(ˈhyu gəˌnɒt or, often, ˈyu-)

n.
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
Translations

Huguenot

[ˈhjuːgənəʊ]
A. ADJhugonote
B. Nhugonote/a m/f

Huguenot

adjhugenottisch
nHugenotte m, → Hugenottin f
References in classic literature ?
The Percerin of that period was a Huguenot, like Ambrose Pare, and had been spared by the Queen of Navarre, the beautiful Margot, as they used to write and say, too, in those days; because, in sooth, he was the only one who could make for her those wonderful riding-habits which she so loved to wear, seeing that they were marvelously well suited to hide certain anatomical defects, which the Queen of Navarre used very studiously to conceal.
the Catholic creed, and not as rendered here "fidelity" and "faithful." Observe that the word "religione" was suffered to stand in the text of the Testina, being used to signify indifferently every shade of belief, as witness "the religion," a phrase inevitably employed to designate the Huguenot heresy.
Upon the gay-papered wall were those pictures that pursue the homeless one from house to house--The Huguenot Lovers, The First Quarrel, The Wedding Breakfast, Psyche at the Fountain.
The mother of Augustine was a Huguenot French lady, whose family had emigrated to Louisiana during the days of its early settlement.
He was of an ancient Huguenot family, and had once been wealthy; but a series of misfortunes had reduced him to want.
His remaining behind and his French name were really the only two points which could suggest suspicion; but, as a matter of fact, I did not begin work until he had gone, and his people are of Huguenot extraction, but as English in sympathy and tradition as you and I are.
On the first Monday of the month of April, 1625, the market town of Meung, in which the author of ROMANCE OF THE ROSE was born, appeared to be in as perfect a state of revolution as if the Huguenots had just made a second La Rochelle of it.
Then, in addition to these concealed or public, secret or open wars, there were robbers, mendicants, Huguenots, wolves, and scoundrels, who made war upon everybody.
I have a box for 'Les Huguenots.' Have you heard the De Reszkes.
Then there is a "sampler" worked by some idiot related to the family, a picture of the "Huguenots," two or three Scripture texts, and a highly framed and glazed certificate to the effect that the father has been vaccinated, or is an Odd Fellow, or something of that sort.
When still quite a boy, Walter Raleigh went to Oriel College, Oxford, but we know nothing of what he did there, and the next we hear of him is that he is fighting for the Huguenots in France.
you shall see what a man can do who has snuffed the air of the fire of the Huguenots, under the beard of monsieur le cardinal -- the true cardinal." At this moment Louis turned round.