Sigismund

Sigismund

[sij-is-muhnd, sig-is-; German zee-gis-moont]
noun
1368–1437, Holy Roman emperor 1411–37.
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Sigismund (ˈsɪɡɪsmənd)
 
n
1368--1437, king of Hungary (1387--1437) and of Bohemia (1419--37); Holy Roman Emperor (1411--37). He helped to end the Great Schism in the Church; implicated in the death of Huss

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Sigismund
masc. proper name, from Ger., lit. "protection through victory," from O.H.G. sigu "victory" + munt "hand, protection."
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