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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

reaume

  1. Alternative form of rewme

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From real (regal, royal), from Latin regalis. According to another theory, from an alteration of reiame, from Latin regimen (genitive regiminis).[1][2] Compare Old Occitan regeme, reialme.

NounEdit

reaume m (oblique plural reaumes, nominative singular reaumes, nominative plural reaume)

  1. kingdom
    • circa 1176, Christian of Troyes (translated by Laurence Harf-Lancner), Cligès, →ISBN, page 140:
      Ferai de vos roi coroné
      del meillor reaume de Gales.
      I will make of you a king
      of the best kingdom of Wales

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jacqueline Picoche, Jean-Claude Rolland, Dictionnaire étymologique du français, Paris 2009, Dictionnaires Le Robert, →ISBN
  2. ^ http://www.cnrtl.fr/etymologie/royaume