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Rhinegrave

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German ringrave and German Rheingraf, from Rhein (the river Rhine) + Graf (grave, count).

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NounEdit

Rhinegrave (plural Rhinegraves)

  1. A German count whose hereditary lands are in the Rheingau area north of the river Rhine, especially one descended from the counts of Salm.
    • 1630, John Smith, True Travels, in Kupperman 1988, p. 45:
      the Turks daring the Duke daily to a sett battell, who at length drew out his Army, led by the Rhine-Grave [...].