noun Etymology: Dutch paltsgrave Date: 1539 count palatine 1a

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  • palsgrave — (n.) 1540s, a count palatine, from M.Du. palsgrave, from pals palace (from L. palatium, see PALACE (Cf. palace)) + grave (Du. graaf) count (see MARGRAVE (Cf. margrave)). Cf. cognate M.H.G. pfalzgrave, Ger …   Etymology dictionary

  • Palsgrave — Pals grave , n. [D. paltsgraaf; palts palace (l. palatium) + graaf count; cf. G. pfalzgraf. See {Palace}, and {Landgrave}.] (Ger. Hist.) A count or earl who presided in the domestic court, and had the superintendence, of a royal household in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palsgrave — (John) (m. en 1554) auteur anglais de l ouvrage (en français) l Esclaircissement de la langue francoyse …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • palsgrave — [pôlz′grāv΄, palz′grāv΄] n. [Du paltsgrave < palts (< L palatium), palace + graaf, count; akin to Ger pfalzgraf] Historical in Germany, a count palatine …   English World dictionary

  • Palsgrave — John Palsgrave (* um 1480 in London; † 1554 Northhamptonshire) war ein englischer Gelehrter. Leben Palsgrave studierte in Cambridge und Paris, wo er gründliche Französisch Kenntnisse erwarb. Er wurde der Hauslehrer von Prinzessin Mary Tudor, der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • palsgrave — noun a count of the Holy Roman Empire having imperial powers in his own domain: a count palatine When bound to the stake, two cartloads of fagots and straw were piled up around him, and the palsgrave and vogt for the last time adjured him to… …   Wiktionary

  • palsgrave — /pawlz grayv, palz /, n. a German count palatine. [1540 50; < early D paltsgrave (now paltsgraaf); c. G Pfalzgraf imperial count. See MARGRAVE, PALATINE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • palsgrave — [ pɔ:lzgreɪv] noun historical a Count Palatine. Origin C16: from early mod. Du. paltsgrave, from palts palatinate + grave count …   English new terms dictionary

  • palsgrave — n. Count palatine, count of the palace …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • palsgrave — pals·grave …   English syllables

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