- (country): Fraunce (obsolete)
From Middle English France, from Old French France, from Latin Francia, from Francī, the name of a Germanic tribe, of unclear (but Proto-Germanic) origin. Believed to be most likely from Frankish *Frankō (“a Frank”), from Proto-Germanic *frankô (“javelin”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *preng- (“pole, stalk”). Compare Frank. Displaced Francland, Francrīċe.
France (plural Frances)
- A country in western Europe, Member state of the European Union (since 1993), having Paris as its capital city, bounded by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain. Official name: French Republic
- 1837, George Sand, Stanley Young, transl., Mauprat, Cassandra Editions, published 1977, →ISBN, page 237:
- For a long time the dormouse and polecat had seemed to him overfeeble enemies for his restless valour, even as the granary floor seemed to afford too narrow a field. Every day he read the papers of the previous day in the servants' hall of the houses he visited, and it appeared to him that this war in America, which was hailed as the awakening of the spirit of liberty and justice in the New World, ought to produce a revolution in France.
- 1998, Shanny Peer, France on Display: Peasants, Provincials, and Folklore, →ISBN, page 2:
- Although scholars have offered different chronologies and causalities for the move toward modernity, most have resolved the paradox of the two Frances by placing them in sequence: "diverse France gave way over time as modern centralized France gathered force."
- 2012 April 23, Angelique Chrisafis, “François Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election”, in the Guardian:
- Hollande told cheering supporters in his rural fiefdom of Corrèze in south-west France that he was best-placed to lead France towards change, saying the vote marked a "rejection" of Sarkozy and a "sanction" against his five years in office.
- A French surname, from French, famously held by—
- Anatole France, a French poet, journalist, and novelist.
- Alternative form of ; A female given name; feminine of .
- (countries of Europe) country of Europe; Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City
- ^ A. C. Murray, From Roman to Merovingian Gaul: A Reader. Broadview Press Ltd, 2000. p. 1.
- faire une carte de France
- français, Français
- Marie-France (given name)
- melon de France
- vieille France
- Haitian Creole: Frans
- Antillean Creole: Lafrans (via la France)
- Mauritian Creole: Lafrans (via la France)
- → Breton: Frañs
- → Chinese:
- Mandarin: 法蘭西 (Fǎlánxī)
- Cantonese: 法蘭西 (faat3 laan4 sai1, faat3 laan4-1 sai1)
- Min Dong: 法蘭西 (Huák-làng-să̤)
- Min Nan: 法蘭西 (Hoat-lân-se)
- → Manchu: ᡶᠠ
ᠰᡳ (fa lan si)
- → Finnish: Frans
- → Japanese: フランス (Furansu)
- → Khmer: បារាំង (baarang)
- → Korean: 프랑스 (Peurangseu)
- → Rade: Prăng
- → Romanian: Franța
- French: France (see there for further descendants)
- → Middle English: Fraunce, France
- → Breton: Frañs
- Fraunce (continental Normandy)
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- france (manuscript form)
France f (nominative singular France)
- France (country)