[pawlz-greyv, palz-]

Origin of palsgrave

1540–50; < early Dutch paltsgrave (now paltsgraaf); cognate with German Pfalzgraf imperial count. See margrave, palatine1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. archaic a German count palatine
Derived Formspalsgravine (ˈpɔːlzɡrəˌviːn), fem n

Word Origin for palsgrave

C16: from Dutch, from Middle Dutch paltsgrave, from palts estate of a palatine + grave count
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Word Origin and History for palsgrave

1540s, "a count palatine," from Middle Dutch palsgrave, from pals "palace" (from Latin palatium, see palace) + grave (Dutch graaf) "count" (see margrave). Cf. cognate Middle High German pfalzgrave, German Pfalzgraf.

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