France

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Map showing the location of France (in red).

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Etymology[edit]

From French France, Old French France, Latin Francia, from Francī, the name of a Germanic tribe. Etymology of Francī itself is uncertain, but of Proto-Germanic origin, possibly related to Sanskrit firang (foreign).[1] Compare Frank.

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France (plural Frances)

  1. A country in Western Europe which borders Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain, is a member state of the European Union, and has a population of 62 million inhabitants. Official name: French Republic (République française).
    • 1998, Shanny Peer, France on Display: Peasants, Provincials, and Folklore (ISBN 0791437108), page 2:
      Although scholars have offered different chronologies and causalities for the move toward modernity, most have resolved the paradox of the two Frances by placing them in sequence: "diverse France gave way over time as modern centralized France gathered force."
    • 2012 April 23, Angelique Chrisafis, “François Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election”, the Guardian:
      Hollande told cheering supporters in his rural fiefdom of Corrèze in south-west France that he was best-placed to lead France towards change, saying the vote marked a "rejection" of Sarkozy and a "sanction" against his five years in office.
  2. A French surname​.
    Anatole France, a French poet, journalist, and novelist

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  1. ^ A. C. Murray, From Roman to Merovingian Gaul: A Reader. Broadview Press Ltd, 2000. p. 1.

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French[edit]

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From Old French France, from Late Latin Francia, from Francī, the name of a Germanic tribe.

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France f

  1. France (country)
  2. A female given name
  3. A French surname​.

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French France, from Late Latin Francia, from Francī, the name of a Germanic tribe.

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France f

  1. France

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France f

  1. France (country of the Europe)

Old French[edit]

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From Latin Francia, from Francī, the name of a Germanic tribe.

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France f (nominative singular France)

  1. France (country)

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