- of or relating to Anjou or its inhabitants.
- relating to the counts of Anjou or their descendants, especially those who ruled in England, or to the period during which they ruled.
- an inhabitant of Anjou.
- a member of an Angevin royal house, especially that of the Plantagenets in England.
Examples from the Web for angevin
Historical Examples of angevin
They rode in silence toward the advancing Angevin army of Count Charles.The Saracen: The Holy War
In this respect Charles Peace reminds us irresistibly of our Angevin kings.A Book of Remarkable Criminals
H. B. Irving
The Angevin lords announced it to their queens, Yolande and Marie.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)
He had never heard of the Angevin who helped any Angevin but himself.The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay
It is only in their own capital indeed that we fully understand our Angevin Kings, that we fully realize that they were Angevins.Stray Studies from England and Italy
John Richard Greene
- a native or inhabitant of Anjou
- history a member of the Plantagenet royal line descended from Geoffrey, Count of Anjou, esp one of the kings of England from Henry II to John (1154–1216)
- of or relating to Anjou or its inhabitants
- of or relating to the Plantagenet kings of England between 1154 and 1216
Word Origin for Angevin
1650s, "pertaining to the French province of Anjou," from French Angevin, from Medieval Latin Andegavinus, from Andegavum "Angers," city in France, capital of Anjou (Latin Andegavia, from Andecavi, Roman name of the Gaulish people who lived here, of unknown origin). In English history, of the Plantagenet kings (beginning with Henry II) who were descended from Geoffrey, count of Anjou, and Matilda, daughter of Henry I.