Le Puy

[luh pwee]


a city in and the capital of Haute-Loire, in central France: cathedral.

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Examples from the Web for puy

Historical Examples of puy

  • The only height she remembered was the Puy de Dome, rounded off at the summit like a hump.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • Adhemar, bishop of Puy, was the first to receive it from the pope's hands.

  • Ven I go to sleep, puy one pail of pranty for ze Soldaten, ant zey will sleep.


    Leo Tolstoy

  • I sold lots of Auvergnats last year, after the battle of Puy.

  • Among these victims was the good and beloved Adhemar, Bishop of Puy.

    With Spurs of Gold

    Frances Nimmo Greene

Word Origin and History for puy

"conical volcanic hill," especially those in Auvergne, 1858, from French puy, from Latin podium "a height, balcony," literally "support" (see podium).

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