Angevin

[an-juh-vin]
adjective
  1. of or relating to Anjou or its inhabitants.
  2. relating to the counts of Anjou or their descendants, especially those who ruled in England, or to the period during which they ruled.
noun
  1. an inhabitant of Anjou.
  2. a member of an Angevin royal house, especially that of the Plantagenets in England.
Also An·ge·vine [an-juh-vin, -vahyn] /ˈæn dʒə vɪn, -ˌvaɪn/.
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Angevin

noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Anjou
  2. 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)
adjective
  1. of or relating to Anjou or its inhabitants
  2. of or relating to the Plantagenet kings of England between 1154 and 1216

Word Origin for Angevin

from French, from medieval Latin Andegavinus, from Andegavum, Angers capital of Anjou
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Word Origin and History for angevin

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.

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