honi soit qui mal y pense

[ aw-nee swa kee mal ee pahns ]
/ ɔ ni ˈswa ki mal i ˈpɑ̃s /

French.

shamed be the person who thinks evil of it: motto of the Order of the Garter.

Nearby words

  1. hong xiu quan,
  2. hong-wu,
  3. hongi,
  4. hongshui he,
  5. hongwu,
  6. honiara,
  7. honied,
  8. honiton,
  9. honk,
  10. honker

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British Dictionary definitions for honi soit qui mal y pense

honi soit qui mal y pense

/ French (ɔni swa ki mal i pɑ̃s) /

shamed be he who thinks evil of it: the motto of the Order of the Garter
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Word Origin and History for honi soit qui mal y pense

honi soit qui mal y pense

Middle French, "shame on him who thinks evil of it;" proverbial expression recorded from c.1300, used as motto of the Order of the Garter.

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