La Fayette

[ laf-ee-et, laf-ey-, lah-fee-, -fey-; French la fa-yet ]
/ ˌlæf iˈɛt, ˌlæf eɪ-, ˌlɑ fi-, -feɪ-; French la faˈyɛt /

noun

Ma·rie Ma·de·leine Pioche de la Vergne [ma-ree maduh-len pyawsh duh la ver-nyuh] /maˈri madəˈlɛn pyɔʃ də la ˈvɛr nyə/, Comtesse de,1634–93, French novelist.
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