étienne maurice, comte

Gérard

[zhey-rahr]
noun
Comte Étienne Maurice [kawnt ey-tyen moh-rees] , 1773–1852, French marshal under Napoleon.
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Gérard (French ʒerar)
 
n
François (Pascal Simon), Baron. 1770--1837, French painter, court painter to Napoleon I and Louis XVIII

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Gerard
male proper name, from O.Fr. Gerart, of Gmc. origin, cf. O.H.G. Gerhard, lit. "strong with the spear," from ger "spear" + hart "hard."
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