Angevin

Angevin

[an-juh-vin]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Anjou or its inhabitants.
2.
relating to the counts of Anjou or their descendants, especially those who ruled in England, or to the period during which they ruled.
noun
3.
an inhabitant of Anjou.
4.
a member of an Angevin royal house, especially that of the Plantagenets in England.
Also, Angevine [an-juh-vin, -vahyn] .
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Angevin (ˈændʒɪvɪn)
 
n
1.  a native or inhabitant of Anjou
2.  history a member of the Plantagenet royal line descended from Geoffrey, Count of Anjou, esp one of the kings of England from Henry II to John (1154--1216)
 
adj
3.  of or relating to Anjou or its inhabitants
4.  of or relating to the Plantagenet kings of England between 1154 and 1216
 
[from French, from medieval Latin Andegavinus, from Andegavum, Angers capital of Anjou]

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Angevin
1650s, "pertaining to the French province of Anjou," from Fr. Angevin, from M.L. Andegavinus, from Andegavum "Anger," city in France, capital of Anjou (L. Andegavia). In English history, of the Plantagenet kings (beginning with Henry II) who were descended from Geoffrey, count of Anjou, and Matilda,
daughter of Henry I.
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