Ardennes

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Arduenna silva (the forest). The initial portion is likely ultimately from a Celtic term meaning “dark; obscure”.[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Ardennes

  1. A placename
    1. A hilly forested region between Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Germany
    2. Ellipsis of Ardennes Forest / Ardenne Forest / Forest of Ardennes.
    3. A range of hills in the Ardennes-Eiffel mountainous range
    4. One of the départements in Grand Est, France. Capital: Charleville-Mézières (INSEE code 08)
  2. Ellipsis of Battle of Ardennes or Battle of the Ardennes.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ardennes (district)”, in WikiSource: 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th edition, 1911, retrieved August 26, 2021

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aʁ.dɛn/
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Proper noun[edit]

Ardennes m

  1. Ardennes (a department of Grand Est, France)
  2. Ardennes (a region and forest in Belgium, northeast France and western Germany)
    Synonym: Ardenne

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