Vichy

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Etymology[edit]

From French Vichy, from Occitan Vichèi, phonetically evolved from the Latin place nameVippiacus, itself named after an agricultural field belonging to a farmer named Vippius. An alternate theory attributes the name to the Latin vicus calidus, meaning "warm settlement."[1]

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Vichy

  1. A town in Auvergne, France, the capital of Vichy France during the World War II

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  1. ^ Room, Placenames of the World: Origins and Meanings of the Names for 6,600 Countries, Cities, Territories, Natural Features, and Historic Sites