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Guise

[geez] /giz/
noun
1.
François de Lorraine
[frahn-swa duh law-ren] /frɑ̃ˈswa də lɔˈrɛn/ (Show IPA),
2nd Duc de, 1519–63, French general and statesman.
2.
his son, Henri I de Lorraine
[ahn-ree] /ɑ̃ˈri/ (Show IPA),
Duc de, 1550–88, French general and leader of opposition to the Huguenots.
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British Dictionary definitions for second duc de francois de lorraine

guise

/ɡaɪz/
noun
1.
semblance or pretence: under the guise of friendship
2.
external appearance in general
3.
(archaic) manner or style of dress
4.
(obsolete) customary behaviour or manner
verb
5.
(dialect) to disguise or be disguised in fancy dress
6.
(transitive) (archaic) to dress or dress up
Word Origin
C13: from Old French guise, of Germanic origin; see wise²
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Word Origin and History for second duc de francois de lorraine

guise

n.

late 13c., "style or fashion of attire," from Old French guise "manner, fashion, way," from Frankish *wisa or some similar Germanic source (cf. Old High German wisa "manner, wise;" see wise (n.)). Sense of "assumed appearance" is from 1660s, from earlier meaning "mask, disguise" (c.1500).

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