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  1. Jo·a·chim du [zhaw-a-keem dy] /ʒɔ aˈkim dü/, c1525–60, French poet.
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Examples from the Web for bellay

Historical Examples

  • After that, he said, came Bellay and Aix and Chambry; but there the traveller would have to ask every step of his way.

    Lord Montagu's Page

    G. P. R. James

  • Bellay is also an amatory poet; in the opinion of Baillet he has not succeeded so well in Latin as in French.

  • Camus, bishop of Bellay, printed in the last century a large book against the monks, which an unfrocked monk abridged.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)

    Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

  • Then follows an amusing story of "that Bishop of Bellay, who has writ so much against monks and monkery."


    Thomas Fowler

British Dictionary definitions for bellay


  1. Joachim du (ʒɔaʃɛ̃ dy). 1522–60, French poet, a member of the Pléiade
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