honi soit qui mal y pense

honi soit qui mal y pense

[aw-nee swa kee mal ee pahns]
French.
shamed be the person who thinks evil of it: motto of the Order of the Garter.
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honi soit qui mal y pense (ɔni swa ki mal i pɑ̃s)
 
shamed be he who thinks evil of it: the motto of the Order of the Garter

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honi soit qui mal y pense
M.Fr., "shame on him who thinks evil of it;" proverbial expression recorded from c.1300, used as motto of the Order of the Garter.
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