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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.
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noun
  1. an inhabitant of Anjou.
  2. a member of an Angevin royal house, especially that of the Plantagenets in England.
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Also An·ge·vine [an-juh-vin, -vahyn] /ˈæn dʒə vɪn, -ˌvaɪn/.
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Historical Examples

  • They rode in silence toward the advancing Angevin army of Count Charles.

    The Saracen: The Holy War

    Robert Shea

  • In this respect Charles Peace reminds us irresistibly of our Angevin kings.

  • The Angevin lords announced it to their queens, Yolande and Marie.

  • He had never heard of the Angevin who helped any Angevin but himself.

  • It is only in their own capital indeed that we fully understand our Angevin Kings, that we fully realize that they were Angevins.


British Dictionary definitions for angevin

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)
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Anjou or its inhabitants
  2. of or relating to the Plantagenet kings of England between 1154 and 1216
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Word Origin

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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