Eugène

[œ-zhen]

noun

PrinceFrançois Eugène de Savoie-Carignan, 1663–1736, Austrian general, born in France.

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British Dictionary definitions for eugène

Eugène

noun

Prince, title of François Eugène de Savoie-Carignan. 1663–1736, Austrian general, born in France: with Marlborough defeated the French at Blenheim (1704), Oudenaarde (1708), and Malplaquet (1709)
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Word Origin and History for eugène

Eugene

masc. proper name, from French Eugène, from Latin Eugenius, from Greek Eugenios, from eugenes "well-born" (see eugenics).

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