or German Lothringen geographical name region & former duchy NE France around the upper Moselle & the Meuse; remnant (Upper Lorraine) of medieval kingdom of Lotharingia including also territory to N (Lower Lorraine) between the Rhine & the Schelde — see Alsace-Lorraine

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  • Lorraine — • By the Treaty of Verdun in 843, the empire of Charlemagne was divided in three parts: Ludwig the German received Eastern Franconia; Charles the Bald, Western Franconia; and Lothair I, the strip of land lying between the two and reaching from… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • LORRAINE — La région Lorraine tire son nom de l’ancien État de Lotharingie. Elle se compose de quatre départements: Meurthe et Moselle, Meuse, Moselle et Vosges, couvrant 23 540 km2 (densité: 98 hab./km2 en 1982). La Lorraine est une des plus importantes… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lorraine — may refer to:;toponymy * Lorraine (region), one of the 26 régions of France * Lotharingia or Lorraine, a short lived kingdom in western Europe ** Lower Lorraine ** Upper Lorraine (Duchy of Lorraine), an independent duchy from around 910 to its… …   Wikipedia

  • Lorraine — ist ein Name, siehe Lorraine (Name) geographisch: eine Region (Verwaltungseinheit) Frankreichs, siehe Lothringen Lorraine (Bern), Stadtteils der Stadt Bern AS Nancy Lorraine Flughafen Lorraine TGV, TGV Bahnhof Lorraine Motel, Ort des Attentates… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • LORRAINE — (Heb. לוֹתִיר), region in E. France, formerly Lotharingia. Although the region of Mainz Speyer did not form part of Lotharingia, the Hebrew sources use Gedolei Lotar to denote not only gershom b. judah , who was born either in Metz or Mainz, but… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lorraine — f English and Scottish: transferred use of the surname, denoting a migrant from the province of Lorraine in eastern France. This derives its name from Latin Lotharingia ‘territory of the people of Lothar’ (see LOTHAR (SEE Lothar)). Lorraine began …   First names dictionary

  • Lorraine — Lorraine, KS U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 136 Housing Units (2000): 66 Land area (2000): 0.236591 sq. miles (0.612769 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.236591 sq. miles (0.612769 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Lorraine — Lorraine1 [lô rān′] n. [Fr] a feminine name Lorraine2 [lō̂ ren′] 1. historical region of NE France: see ALSACE LORRAINE 2. metropolitan region of modern France in the same general area: 9,092 sq mi (23,548 sq km); pop. 2,306,000; chief city,… …   English World dictionary

  • Lorraine — (Сарр,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: 11010 Сарр, Италия Описание …   Каталог отелей

  • Lorraine — Assez rare, le nom se rencontre dans les Vosges et dans l Aube, ainsi qu à la Réunion. Désigne celui qui vient de Lorraine, tout comme le patronyme Lorrain (57, 88) …   Noms de famille

  • Lorraine — (spr. Lorrähn), so v.w. Lothringen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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