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palsgrave

[pawlz-greyv, palz-] /ˈpɔlz greɪv, ˈpælz-/
noun
1.
a German count palatine.
Origin
early Dutch
1540-1550
1540-50; < early Dutch paltsgrave (now paltsgraaf); cognate with German Pfalzgraf imperial count. See margrave, palatine1
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palsgrave

/ˈpɔːlzɡreɪv/
noun
1.
(archaic) a German count palatine
Derived Forms
palsgravine (ˈpɔːlzɡrəˌviːn) noun:feminine
Word Origin
C16: from Dutch, from Middle Dutch paltsgrave, from palts estate of a palatine + grave count
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n.

1540s, "a count palatine," from Middle Dutch palsgrave, from pals "palace" (from Latin palatium, see palace) + grave (Dutch graaf) "count" (see margrave). Cf. cognate Middle High German pfalzgrave, German Pfalzgraf.

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