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Alsace

[al-sas, -seys, al-sas, -seys; French al-zas]
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noun
  1. a region and former province of France between the Vosges and the Rhine.
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Ancient Alsatia.
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Historical Examples

  • It is especially an artistic Alsace that M. Hallays reveals to us.

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • True child of Alsace, he revelled in local folklore and legend.

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • For people speak their thoughts in Alsace,—nowhere more freely.

    In the Heart of Vosges

    Matilda Betham-Edwards

  • The first cotton comber was invented by a Frenchman of Alsace named Heilmann.

  • And can you wonder that Germany finds Alsace and Lorraine restless?

    The Destroyer

    Burton Egbert Stevenson


British Dictionary definitions for alsace

Alsace

noun
  1. a region and former province of NE France, between the Vosges mountains and the Rhine: famous for its wines. Area: 8280 sq km (3196 sq miles)Ancient name: Alsatia German name: Elsass
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Word Origin and History for alsace

Alsace

region between France and Germany (disputed by them 18c.-19c.), Medieval Latin Alsatia, from Old High German *Ali-sazzo "inhabitant of the other (bank of the Rhine)," from Proto-Germanic *alja "other" + Old High German -sazzo "inhabitant," literally "one who sits." Alsatian was adopted 1917 by the Kennel Club for "German Shepherd dog" to avoid the wartime associations of German; the breed has no connection with Alsace.

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